have the brass (neck) to (do something)

have the brass (neck) to (do something)

To have the will to do something bold, rude, or impudent; to have the nerve to do something. Primarily heard in UK. Can you believe she had the brass neck to ask for a raise after just one month at the company?
See also: brass, have
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