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brazen (it) out

To face something, especially a difficult situation or an accusation, shamelessly and/or with brash self-confidence. Timmy brazened out his teacher's scolding about misbehaving. I just had to brazen it out when the boss suspected me of mishandling the account.
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brazen it out

To act bravely and confidently when one is afraid or uncertain. I'm terrified to give this presentation, but I just have to brazen it out and hope for the best.
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brave it out

1. Face danger or a difficult situation with courage. For example, They had far fewer votes than the opposition, but they decided to brave it out. [Late 1500s]
2. Also, brazen it out. Boast or swagger, act with impudent bravado. For example, They hadn't been invited but decided to stay and brazen it out. [Mid-1500s]
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brazen out

v.
1. To face or endure something boldly: The determined people brazened out the political crisis. Your first month in the army will be tough, but I know you can brazen it out.
2. To face or admit to something shameful or untrue without expressing any remorse or shame: I can't believe that the government would brazen out such a terrible scandal. Instead of admitting that her story was a lie, she brazened it out.
3. To invent some bold story to cover up something that is embarrassing: The angry student brazened out a poor excuse for his bad behavior.
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Granted, the writers recycle so many gags--from the stirring pledge speech to a loopy pot-hazed discussion about time being "a fluid concept"--that there's a temptation to wince at "Glory Daze's" brazenness.
The former PM defined the idea of hospital copay as brazenness and the health policy of the government as a threat to the life and wellbeing of Bulgarians, appealing to all who agree with the opposition to join the vote's signature list.
On August 9, when many Americans were on vacation, Verizon and Google announced "A joint policy proposal for an open internet," which was breathtaking in its brazenness and frightening in scope.
The sheer brazenness of these utterances reveals their shallowness.
I want to report about the cruelty and the brutality, about the dishonesty of the dictators, about the brazenness of the 'little dictator' (Kim Jong Il), who has all luxurious goods of this world delivered, while people starve,'' he said in a press release.
But the brazenness of the massacre sparked public outrage across the country and Arroyo pledged swift justice against the culprits.
The simplicity of "They had come to hike, fish, drink beer, and cook over fire" is inevitably offset by "Harper exits the Old Faithful Inn and greets the distant geysers with a loud, resonant fart"--both of which deny us comfort, casualness, and the brazenness to predict that we know where Vollmer leads us when we don't.
The brazenness of the riots, which lasted nearly a week, was unlike anything that had ever happened in the history of homosexuality.
In light of the no-longer-transgressive status of sex and porn (their appearance in 19 institutions such as the ICA being unexceptional), Eichhorn's work suggests that neither embarrassment nor brazenness is a worthwhile response, leaving a curious void in place of a spontaneous reaction.
While the voters stood openmouthed at the brazenness of this device, which infringes no Parliamentary rules, most failed to notice the emergence of new proof of Miss Smith's monumental governmental incompetence.
Nikolais, though, was impressed with the boy's brazenness and offered to teach him, but in return Martinez would have to work in the office two hours a day cleaning.
While most of these incidents are isolated, and many are still under active investigation, the increase in frequency and brazenness of threats and attacks are a cause to be more vigilant and conscientious about your security preparedness and operations.
But it wasn't just the killings that shook up the Biti Rodriguezes of this city--it was the brazenness of the killers.
Coatsworth was jailed for eight months in June, 2005, the judge saying there was "a degree of brazenness about growing the plants in the garden".
Each spring, with the arrival of warmer weather, the fighting season here starts up, but the scale of the militants' presence and their sheer brazenness have alarmed Afghans and foreign officials far more than in previous years.