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- n. Alternative spelling of chutzpah.
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- n. aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery; gall.
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- n. (Yiddish) unbelievable gall; insolence; audacity
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And I suggested -- whatever the Anglo-Saxon equivalent of "chutzpa" is, Light-Horse Harry possessed it in great abundance because it takes a great man of gall to write a letter recommending someone to be a federal judge from a jail, although he just simply dated it Spotsylvania Courthouse.
We enjoyed the days when Israelis and their leaders had the kind of chutzpa no one had; they were feisty and stood their ground to preserve each square millimeter of their land.
What we've got here is an example of "chutzpa" which rises above the ordinary.
It could also be because even reasonable people assume that nobody would have the chutzpa to blatantly lie about something that can so easily be fact-checked.
Seriously though, you really have to admire Paulsons audacity/chutzpa.
The challenges that New York City faces ahead seem daunting but there is no doubt that future Mayors will approach them with chutzpa and can-do attitude.
Mayor Daley today used the term “KooKuu” to describe Blago chutzpa.
I was envious of her chutzpa to demand this of her kids, but the part of the story that was always tragic to me was that every Saturday afternoon without fail, Sally's son Sam was sent to his room for hyperactive, "out of control" behavior.
Now Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell has carried Orwellian "doublespeak" to new heights of sheer chutzpa.
A smart, sassy tsunami of self-confidence, Spindel has the chutzpa and sixth sense needed to ferret out the perfect match for her clients.