have the cheek

have the cheek
be bold, be impudent, have the nerve

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • have the cheek to do smth — • to have the nerve to do smth • to have the cheek to do smth • to have the face to do smth • to have the guts to do smth (from Idioms in Speech) to put a bold face upon; to act boldly, as if there was nothing to be ashamed of; to dare to do… …   Idioms and examples

  • have the cheek to do — (smth) rudeness, impudence She had the cheek to tell me that she was sick and couldn t come to work today …   Idioms and examples

  • have the face to do smth — • to have the nerve to do smth • to have the cheek to do smth • to have the face to do smth • to have the guts to do smth (from Idioms in Speech) to put a bold face upon; to act boldly, as if there was nothing to be ashamed of; to dare to do… …   Idioms and examples

  • have the guts to do smth — • to have the nerve to do smth • to have the cheek to do smth • to have the face to do smth • to have the guts to do smth (from Idioms in Speech) to put a bold face upon; to act boldly, as if there was nothing to be ashamed of; to dare to do… …   Idioms and examples

  • have the nerve to do smth — • to have the nerve to do smth • to have the cheek to do smth • to have the face to do smth • to have the guts to do smth (from Idioms in Speech) to put a bold face upon; to act boldly, as if there was nothing to be ashamed of; to dare to do… …   Idioms and examples

  • The Cheek — Also known as Cheeky Cheeky and the Nosebleeds Origin Woodbridge, England Genres Indie Rock/Pop Years active 2007 present Website …   Wikipedia

  • there is always one who kisses, and one who turns the cheek — French in origin: Il y a toujours l’un qui baise, et l’autre qui tend le joue (quoted in Emma B. Cobb ‘What Did Miss Darrington See?’ in Harper’s Monthly, 1870). 1903 G. B. SHAW Man and Superman 40 Oh, I know you dont care very much about Tavy.… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • cheek — 1 noun 1 (C) the soft round area of flesh on each side of your face below your eye: Would you let him kiss you on the cheek? | the smooth pink cheeks of a baby 2 (singular, uncountable) BrE disrespectful or rude behaviour, especially towards… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cheek — cheek1 W3 [tʃi:k] n [: Old English; Origin: ceace] 1.) the soft round part of your face below each of your eyes ▪ Lucy stretched up to kiss his cheek. ▪ Billy had rosy cheeks and blue eyes. ▪ her tear stained cheeks ▪ Julie s cheeks flushed with… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cheek — cheek1 [ tʃik ] noun ** 1. ) count the soft part on each side of your face below your eyes: Sarah kissed her on the cheek. pale/pink/rosy cheeks 2. ) count INFORMAL one of the two soft parts of your body that you sit on: BUTTOCK 3. ) singular or… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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