have the brass (neck) (to do something)

have the brass (neck) (to do something)
have the brass (neck) (to do something) British, informal, American & Australian, very informal! to have the confidence to do something that is rude or shows a lack of respect, without caring whether people approve.

How does she have the brass to ask for a day off during our busiest period?

He had the brass balls to announce his engagement to Sally in front of his ex-wife.


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