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show (a lot) of bottle
To act boldly; to show a lot of nerve. Primarily heard in UK. Wow, that intern sure showed a lot of bottle when she asked for a raise on her first day!
have, show, etc. (a lot of) bottle(British English, informal) have, show, etc. (a lot of) courage or confidence: Carol went in and told the boss he wasn’t doing his job properly. She’s certainly got a lot of bottle! ♢ The match was very tough and United just didn’t have the bottle for it.
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