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the cheek of (someone)!

An exclamation of shocked disapproval regarding something someone said or did. Primarily heard in Ireland. They thought I would just go along with their plan to cut my pay while taking on more responsibility. The cheek of them! The cheek of you—how dare you suggest something so horrible!
See also: cheek, of
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Silly greeting cards often depict a kiss on the cheek of a cartoon figure as a big red imprint of lips.