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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

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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(as) bold as ˈbrass

(British English, informal) without seeming ashamed or embarrassed; very cheeky: He came up to me, bold as brass, and asked me for five pounds.
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Research carried out earlier this year by Bold as Brass helped devise the play producers asked what life was like for the people of South Shields during the Second World War.
Bold as brass Huddersfield Brass Ensemble on The Piazza and, inset, Georgey Spanswick HITTING THE RIGHT NOTE The ensemble in full swing as the Summer Festival kicked off yesterday
The popular ladies choir will perform Bold as Brass at St Mark's Church in Bilton on Saturday, November 11, starting 7.
SCOTS SINGLES 1 (-) Duck Sauce Barbra Streisand 2 (3) Bruno Mars Just The Way You Are (Amazing) 3 (1) Cee Lo Green Forget You 4 (-) Joe McElderry Ambitions 5 (4) Swedish House Mafia vs Tinie Miami 2 Ibiza 6 (5) Tinie Tempah Written In The Stars 7 (2) Robbie Williams & Gary Barlow Shame 8 (7) Labrinth Let The Sunshine 9 (25) Mike Posner Cooler Than Me 10 (-) Pixie Lott Broken Arrow SCOTS ALBUMS 1 (-) Robbie Williams In And Out Of Consciousness: Greatest Hits 2 (1) Tinie Tempah Disc-Overy 3 (2) The Script Science & Faith 4 (-) Belle & Sebastian Write About Love 5 (3) Mumford & Sons Sigh No More 6 (-) Alter Bridge AB III 7 (4) Brandon Flowers Flamingo 8 (-) Cliff Richard Bold As Brass 9 (6) Eminen Recovery 10 (7) Biffy Clyro Only Revolutions
The Bold As Brass theatre company's production Wor Stories provides a fascinating insight into the experiences, both humorous and tragic, of local young people during World War Two.
1 (1) Cee Lo Green - Forget You 2 (4) Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are 3 (-) Duck Sauce - Barbra Streisand 4 (5) Swedish House Mafia Vs Tinie - Miami 2 Ibiza 5 (3) Tinie Tempah Ft Eric Turner - Written In The Stars 6 (-) Joe McElderry - Ambitions 7 (2) Williams & Barlow - Shame 8 (6) Labrinth - Let The Sunshine 9 (22) Mike Posner - Cooler Than Me 10 (18) Usher Ft Pitbull - DJ Got Us 1 (-) Robbie Williams - In And Out Of Consciousness 2 (1) Tinie Tempah - Disc-overy 3 (-) Cliff Richard - Bold As Brass 4 (2) Script - Science & Faith 5 (-) Magnetic Man - Magnetic Man 6 (3) Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More 7 (6) Plan B - The Defamation of Strickland Banks 8 (-) Belle & Sebastian - Write About Love 9 (-) Alter Bridge - AB 111 10 (4) Phil Collins - Going Back
Roger Crawford, whose 86-year-old uncle had his pounds 3,000 vehicle snatched, said: "CCTV shows him getting on the scooter and driving away bold as brass.
AS BOLD as brass, the International Trombone Festival has been taking Birmingham by storm.
The Bold As Brass Youth Theatre Group present the comedy play Do you See What I See at the John Wright Centre in Flagg Court next Monday between 7-9pm.
Bold as brass, I walked on to the studio set and confronted the man sitting there with photographic evidence of his relationship with my mother.
Tickets will be on sale for the Customs House, the Westovians and the forthcoming Bold As Brass Theatre Festival at the Pier Pavilion.
One McDonald's worker who shopped him said: "He just walks in here bold as brass and steals customers' food they have just paid for.