have the brass

have the brass (neck) to do something

  (British informal) also have the brass (balls) to do something (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.
See also: brass, have
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