what (a) nerve

what (a) nerve

An expression of shocked disapproval regarding something someone said or did. They thought I would just go along with their plan to cut my pay while taking on more responsibility. What nerve! What a nerve you've got—how dare you suggest something so horrible!
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What (a) nerve!

 and Of all the nerve!
Inf. How rude! Bob: Lady, get the devil out of my way! Mary: What a nerve! Jane: You can't have that one! I saw it first! Sue: Of all the nerve! I can too have it!
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What (a) nerve!

exclam. What insolence!; How rude and presumptuous! Did you hear what she said? What nerve!
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What nerve!

verb
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