have the (brass) face to (do something)

have the (brass) face to (do something)

To have the will to do something bold, rude, or impudent; to have the nerve to do something. Wow, I can't believe that intern had the brass face to ask for a raise on her first day!
See also: face, have

have the (brass) face to

have the effrontery to do something. dated
See also: face, have
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