Definitions

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  • adjective idiomatic, UK, Ireland Nervy; cheeky; shameless
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of brass-neck.

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Examples

  • Parliamentary Blogger Recess Monkey scooped the field with an announcement shortly after midnight that brass-necked iron lady Maggie Thatcher had shuffled off to the great scrapyard in the sky.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • Parliamentary Blogger Recess Monkey scooped the field with an announcement shortly after midnight that brass-necked iron lady Maggie Thatcher had shuffled off to the great scrapyard in the sky.

    Archive 2007-03-04

  • Which was more than fine with me, I had refused to talk to the NOTW ever since they sent a brass-necked request to me to please provide a family with attractive kids, where a parent had died on 7/7, for a feel-good Victims Meet Father Christmas courtesy of the News of The World piece.

    Scary asbestos story

  • Cameron's proposals are "simply a brass-necked rebranding of programs already put in place."

    BusinessWeek.com --

  • She was Arianna Stassinopolous then - a noisy, wealthy (daughter of a rich Greek family) and brass-necked hussy who became president of the Union (not to be confused with the - socialist - students 'union).

    Irish Blogs

  • Six in 10 have walked into a friend's house and found that it smelt - but only a brass-necked 18 per cent would mention it.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • The English language and Indian civility allow his brass-necked inquisitiveness full rein.

    Powell's Books: Overview

  • Six in 10 have walked into a friend's house and found that it smelt - but only a brass-necked 18 per cent would mention it.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • "I was very brass-necked and determined to be a singer."

    Independent.ie - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • "I was very brass-necked and determined to be a singer."

    Independent.ie - Frontpage RSS Feed

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