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How far can you go on chutzpah?

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You have heard the story of the boy who murdered his mother and father and pleaded for mercy from the sentencing judge because he was an orphan. That story is often told to illustrate the outer limit of "chutzpah." Chutzpah (pronounced hutz-pah) is a yiddish term meaning brazenness, gall, insolence, impertinence, nerve, guts, crust or brashness. In short, chutzpah is audacity, for good or bad. The word can be an insult or an expression of grudging admiration.

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