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 Cheek.Cheek by Jowl. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cheek (To).
 
To be saucy. “You must cheek him well,” i.e. confront him with fearless impudence; face him out.   1
 


 Cheek.Cheek by Jowl. 

 
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