what a nerve! | you've got a nerveINFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase what a nerve! | you've got a nerve
You can say this if someone's being brave, esp. if they're challenging someone in authority or asserting their rights.
- "What a nerve! Coming into my office and complaining. Who do you think you are?"
"I'm one of your underpaid workers, sir."
- "I told him we'd go on strike if he didn't increase our pay."
"Wow! You've got a nerve, talking to him like that. I wouldn't dare!"
After her lecture, my professor said "You've got nerve,
Contributor: Matt Errey