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brass British & World English

A yellow alloy of copper and zinc

with knobs on British & World English

And something more

brass hat British & World English

A high-ranking officer in the armed forces

brass neck British & World English

Cheek or effrontery

brass band British & World English

A group of musicians playing brass instruments and sometimes also percussion

brass-bound British & World English

Trimmed or banded with brass fittings

brass monkey British & World English

Used in phrases to refer to extremely cold weather

brass-necked British & World English

Acting without shame or embarrassment

brass rubbing British & World English

The action of rubbing heelball or chalk over paper laid on an engraved brass to reproduce its design

nickel brass British & World English

An alloy of copper, zinc, and a small amount of nickel

brass knuckles British & World English

A metal guard worn over the knuckles in fighting, especially to increase the effect of the blows

burnished brass British & World English

A European moth that has green to gold wing patches with a metallic lustre

bold as brass British & World English

Confident to the point of impudence

the brass ring British & World English

Success or reward

brass instrument British & World English

A wind instrument, such as a trumpet or trombone, typically made of brass

a brass farthing British & World English

Any money or assets at all

razoo British & World English

Used to denote an imaginary coin of little value or a very small sum of money

get down to brass tacks British & World English

Start to consider the basic facts or practical details

where there's muck there's brass British & World English

Dirty or unpleasant activities are also lucrative

brass monkey in brass British & World English

Used in phrases to refer to extremely cold weather

top brass in brass British & World English

People in authority or of high military rank

bold as brass in bold British & World English

Confident to the point of impudence

horse brass in brass British & World English

A round flat brass ornament for the harness of a draught horse

a brass farthing in brass British & World English

Any money or assets at all

as bold as brass in bold British & World English

Confident to the point of impudence

get down to brass tacks in brass British & World English

Start to consider the basic facts or practical details

where there's muck there's brass in muck British & World English

Dirty or unpleasant activities are also lucrative