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’
    • ‘They waltzed into the party bold as brass and started dancing with two men on the dance floor.’
    • ‘Surely it would have been easier to run through the streets, bold as brass, killing anything and anyone that got in his way.’
    • ‘She left a glorious legacy in an image of female strength that is as bold as brass, supremely self-confident and unashamedly sexual.’
    • ‘Then they had returned, arm in arm, smiling secretly at each other and 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.’
    • ‘I thought it would be hard to find, but there it was, bold as brass, with a sign and everything.’
    • ‘He was as bold as brass as we exchanged pleasantries and thought nothing of the remarks that he had made.’
    • ‘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.’
    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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