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    You've got some nerve!

    Your new neighbor has just moved in, he's never seen you, but he's knocking on your door, asking for some sugar. How would you define a person who behaves like this?

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    Re: You've got some nerve!

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    Your new neighbor has just moved in, he's never seen you, but he's knocking on your door, asking for some sugar. How would you define a person who behaves like this?
    If s/he is polite and it's not possible to buy sugar, because the shops are closed for example, I can't see any problem.

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    Re: You've got some nerve!

    I agree, but is the word you're looking for something like 'Pushy'? (informal)

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    Re: You've got some nerve!

    I mean, a person who takes liberties with others, treating them with too much familiarity.

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    Re: You've got some nerve!

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    I mean, a person who takes liberties with others, treating them with too much familiarity.
    You've said it - 'over-familiar'

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    Re: You've got some nerve!

    There's also 'brazen' (which I think may have derived in some way from the now archaic 'brass neck' [to 'have a brass neck' was to have a nerve/cheek]). The word 'brazen' itself is pretty rare. The only collocations that spring to mind are 'brazen image/effigy' (where it means 'made of brass') and 'brazen hussy' (where it has the meaning you want).

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    Re: You've got some nerve!

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    How would you define a person who behaves like this?

    A NON-TEACHER'S OPINION


    presumptuous

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