as bold as brass


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as bold as brass

In a brash, arrogant, or pushy manner. Can you believe that new hire went to the boss, as bold as brass, and asked for time off on his first day? That girl walked up, as bold as brass, and pushed her way to the front of the line!
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*bold as brass

very bold; bold to the point of rudeness. (*Also: as ~.) Lisa marched into the manager's office, bold as brass, and demanded her money back. The tiny kitten, as bold as brass, began eating the dog's food right under the dog's nose.
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bold as brass

Shameless, audacious, impudent. For example, No one had invited her to the wedding, but she showed up at the church, bold as brass. This alliterative simile plays on brass meaning "shamelessness." [c. 1700]
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bold as brass

INFORMAL
If someone does something bold as brass, they do it without being ashamed or embarrassed. Their leader, bold as brass, came improperly dressed, wearing a lounge suit while all the others were wearing black ties. Barry has come into the game bold as brass, brash and businesslike. Note: This expression may be based on an incident that occurred in Britain in 1770, when the newspaper the London Evening Post illegally published a report of Parliamentary proceedings. As a result, the printer was put in prison. The Lord Mayor, Brass Crosby, released him and was punished by being imprisoned himself. There were public protests and Crosby was soon released.
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References in classic literature ?
Then I tried the Fulham Road, first to the west, then to the east, and in the end drove home to the flat as bold as brass.
Usually they're as bold as brass, but that's Yorkshire for you.
Yes, it may be difficult imagining the seemingly as bold as brass comedian being worried about anything, but seeing as she isn't a thespian by trade, it seemed that playing a nurse was causing a few palpitations.
She said: "He jumped over the back fence as bold as brass with a black sock hanging from his mouth.
This woman was as bold as brass and we can only presume she carefully planned it.
STICK your neck out and be as bold as brass this winter.