have the (brass) neck to (do something)

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have the (brass) neck to (do something)

To have the will to do something bold, daring, or impudent; to have the nerve to do something. Wow, I can't believe that intern had the brass neck to ask for a raise on her first day!
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have the (brass) neck to do something

have the impudence or nerve to do something. informal
See also: have, neck, something
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One mother, who asked not to be named, said: "One goes sick, then has the brass neck to go on a cooking show.
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