show (a lot) of bottle

show (a lot) of bottle

To act in an impudent or daring manner. Wow, that intern sure showed a lot of bottle when she asked for a raise on her first day!
See also: bottle, of, show

have, show, etc. (a lot of) bottle

(British English, informal) have, show, etc. (a lot of) courage or confidence: Carol went in and told the boss he wasn’t doing his job properly. She’s certainly got a lot of bottle!The match was very tough and United just didn’t have the bottle for it.
See also: bottle