Bold as brass

Explanation: What is an idiom?

With no shame or embarrassment, although someone else would feel shame or embarrassment.


"You'll never believe what's just happened to me."

"You're right."


"You're right, I'll never guess, so I won't even try."

"You'll cut yourself one day."

"Go on then, what happened?"

"Well, I was walking along the street, just now, on my way here, and this woman comes up to me, bold as brass she was and she says, 'Give us a kiss, then sweetheart.' "

"You what?"

"Yeah, straight up."

"So, who was she?"

"I've no idea!"

"Does this happen to you often?"


"Getting approached by strangers with white sticks."

"She didn't have a white st-oh bugger off!"

"Hey, landlord, get Leonardo Di Caprio here a pint will you? He's had another woman attack him!"


In 1770, a newspaper called the London Evening Post published the day's business in Parliament, which was in those days illegal. The editor of the newspaper was promptly arrested and thrown in gaol. The Lord Mayor of London, a man named Brass Crosby, went to the prison and released him, thereby going against the wishes of Parliament, which was obviously a reckless thing to do. He ended up being put into prison himself, but gained immortality with this idiom. If you do something with no shame or embarrassment, you are as bold (courageous) as Brass Crosby!

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