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 Checkmate,Cheek (To). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cheek.
 
None of your cheek. None of your insolence. “None of your jaw” means none of your nagging or word irritation.   1
   We say a man is very cheeky, meaning that he is saucy and presumptuous.   2
   To give check. To be insolent. “Give me none of your cheek.”   3
   To have the cheek. To have the face or assurance. “He hadn’t the cheek to ask for more.”   4
        “On account of his having so much cheek”—Dickens: Bleak Ilouse.
 


 Checkmate,Cheek (To). 

 
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