Definition of (as) bold as brass in English:

(as) bold as brass

phrase

  • Confident to the point of impudence:

    ‘she marched into the library as bold as brass’
    • ‘He would go around the country and all the small towns and he would be as bold as brass.’
    • ‘Bold and brash - indeed bold as brass - the young property developer who sauntered into a moribund Tynecastle in 1981 was unfazed that he was not the players' choice.’
    • ‘He now has colleagues who are full of confidence, bold as brass and ready to make their way in the world.’
    • ‘He was as bold as brass as we exchanged pleasantries and thought nothing of the remarks that he had made.’
    • ‘They waltzed into the party bold as brass and started dancing with two men on the dance floor.’
    • ‘She left a glorious legacy in an image of female strength that is as bold as brass, supremely self-confident and unashamedly sexual.’
    • ‘Anybody who can walk into someone's house as bold as brass and attempt to commit a serious offence has to be viewed as a menace to society.’
    • ‘I thought it would be hard to find, but there it was, bold as brass, with a sign and everything.’
    • ‘Surely it would have been easier to run through the streets, bold as brass, killing anything and anyone that got in his way.’
    • ‘Then they had returned, arm in arm, smiling secretly at each other and bold as brass.’
    brazen, shameless, forward, brash, impudent, audacious, cheeky, saucy, cocky, pert, impertinent, insolent, presumptuous, immodest, unabashed, unreserved, barefaced, unshrinking, defiant, brass-necked, bold as brass
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