brass balls

brass balls

1. vulgar slang Unwavering courage, resolve, or toughness. It takes brass balls to stand up to a bully like that. You've got to have brass balls if you're going to survive in this business.
2. vulgar slang Excessive impudence, self-assurance, ego, or audacity. He's got some brass balls to talk to his boss like that.
See also: ball, brass
References in classic literature ?
And the brass balls on the iron railings shone much brighter than ever; one would have thought they were polished on account of the visit; and it was as if the carved-out trumpeters-for there were trumpeters, who stood in tulips, carved out on the door--blew with all their might, their cheeks appeared so much rounder than before.
But the plaintiffs call this logic proof that Mayor Rick Meehan is "out of touch with the mainstream opinion" and note that Ocean City is home to heavy alcohol consumption including underage drinking and establishments with more risqu names, including Brass Balls Saloon and Big Pecker's.
An enclosed porch opens into the large front reception hall, which has wood floor, substantial wood staircase with polished brass balls on each newell post, and doors to the cellar and to the formal dining room.
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It took a big pair of brass balls for Killie's Kallum Higginbotham to dink a Panenka past Craig Gordon in midweek.
Four chairs are now available: Metal Tripod Chair (1948-51), MASP7 de Abril Chair (1947), Chairwith Brass Balls (1947-50), and Rocking Chair (1948).
She's totally brass balls. She's one of the bravest people I know as far as running her own freak flag up the flagpole.
"I give the Clint spot the brass balls award," said Michael McCarthy, a former Adweek editor who now covers sports business at SportsBizUSA.com.
officials, it's a line that takes brass balls to deliver, and the actor lacks the cowboy conviction to sell it.
Niro presented the Brass Balls Award to the 'Rolling Stones' star.
Meanwhile, Rolling Stone Keith Richards took home the Brass Balls Award EoAC" enough said.
Mind you, this is understandable when the weather recently has been cold enough to freeze the brass balls off our bedstead.
Bill, who now lives in Eastern Green, recalls that No 101 was Evans the Pawnbrokers with its distinctive and elegant three brass balls - an Aladdin's cave in Bill's eyes.
Silver-and copper-leafed "legs" of stainless steel pyramids and brass balls curve and soar in unexpected angles.