informal shameless audacity; impudence
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How to use chutzpah in a sentence
In an age of extreme building, anything was possible if you just had enough raw material and the chutzpah to defy known limitations.The Story Behind the Eiffel Tower’s Forgotten Competitors | Fiona Zublin | August 10, 2020 | Ozy
I lack the wherewithal to start my own competing certifying board, to say nothing of the chutzpah.
These bohemian joints were so uncompromising that they reminded Moss “you needed chutzpah to live in New York,” he says.The End of New York: How One Blog Tracks the Disappearance of a Vibrant City | Tim Teeman | August 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Dad reached the heights of chutzpah when he went to the theater with a friend one night and spotted the actress Gwen Verdon.
They had the chutzpah to send me a test email from an outlook.com address.
She brings her own tea bags in a neat Ziploc bag, and I am mildly awed at her preparedness and chutzpah.Marlo Thomas Says Girls Should Feel Free to Be Like Hannah Horvath | Emily Shire | April 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was his firm desire to bring some chutzpah into the all too predictable and dreary cuisine on this part of the continent.The Land of Look Behind | Paul Cameron Brown
Cultural definitions for chutzpah
Yiddish term for courage bordering on arrogance, roughly equivalent to “nerve” (in the slang sense): “It took a lot of chutzpah to make such a controversial statement.”
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