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brazen (it) out

To face something, especially a difficult situation or an accusation, shamelessly and/or with brash self-confidence. Timmy brazened out his teacher's scolding about misbehaving. I just had to brazen it out when the boss suspected me of mishandling the account.
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brazen it out

To act bravely and confidently when one is afraid or uncertain. I'm terrified to give this presentation, but I just have to brazen it out and hope for the best.
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brave it out

1. Face danger or a difficult situation with courage. For example, They had far fewer votes than the opposition, but they decided to brave it out. [Late 1500s]
2. Also, brazen it out. Boast or swagger, act with impudent bravado. For example, They hadn't been invited but decided to stay and brazen it out. [Mid-1500s]
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brazen out

v.
1. To face or endure something boldly: The determined people brazened out the political crisis. Your first month in the army will be tough, but I know you can brazen it out.
2. To face or admit to something shameful or untrue without expressing any remorse or shame: I can't believe that the government would brazen out such a terrible scandal. Instead of admitting that her story was a lie, she brazened it out.
3. To invent some bold story to cover up something that is embarrassing: The angry student brazened out a poor excuse for his bad behavior.
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If he talks about brazenness in decision- making and if it refers to the time- period of this particular government, I think it would be worth his while to recall that he was part of the same government from 2004 to 2008.
The extent of corruption and the brazenness of those behind it is evident from a report that said that a Karnataka mining baron was willing to pay as much as ` 100 crore just to get bail.
That the killings took place in broad daylight while children played nearby demonstrates the callousness, and brazenness of the murderers.
It's the brazenness - that they think nothing of driving down the street and spraying gunfire at homes,'' Floyd said.
Party spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said: " There has been a certain brazenness in the way the UPA alliance, and law minister Salman Khurshid in particular, has gone about trying to fool the peopleC* The Congress has repeatedly misled the people by playing the reservation card, while knowing all along that religion- based reservation is not envisaged by the makers of the Constitution.
There's a winning combo of pop sensibility and raw brazenness here, and while the band may be called A Loss For Words, it's certain we'll be hearing more from it.
So her campaign to grow old disgracefully is almost inspirational in its sheer brazenness.
It makes the report and its authors vulnerable to charges that they have based their assault against the highest elected officer in the land on behavior that, for all its bizarre twists and unseemly brazenness, was still private, still arguably consensual.
Mayawati may represent one extreme in the loot by claiming that moneys have been ' gifted' to her, but that same brazenness is visible elsewhere as well.
Due to the large number of charges, the brazenness of the daytime break-ins and his Canadian citizenship, prosecutors requested $100,000 cash bail on Thursday.
YOU have to admire the brazenness of rogue punter John McCracken.
Yet there was nothing comprehensible about this botched heist, due to the sheer blooming brazenness of it all - in the Valley, no less, still the law-and-order poster child for a metropolis that seems to be unraveling by the minute.
Meet Jai Baba, whose brazenness and little respect for the law come as a shocker even in a city like Delhi, where people fly into rage over trivial issues, and drunken brawls, fistfights over parking rights and revellers firing from illegally acquired guns at wedding parties are routine.
The handprints have perplexed officers, mainly because of the brazenness of the action.
For many others, her brazenness represented a pushy new India, where in your face sexuality can go hand in hand with the traditional kundan set, and both are treated as accessories devoid of the baggage of old notions of modesty.