Synonyms of 'lip'
1 edgeDictionary, rim, brim
the lip of the jug
2 impudenceDictionary, rudeness, insolence
Enough of that lip if you want me to help you!
One sister had the impudence to wear the other's clothes.
She is cross at his rudeness.
The most frequent reason for excluding a pupil was insolence.
The impertinence of the boy is phenomenal!
I'm amazed they have the cheek to ask in the first place.
He had the effrontery to turn up on my doorstep at 2 in the morning.
brass neck (informal)
related adjective labial
figurative noteThe lips are the two fleshy folds surrounding the mouth. Their physical appearance has prompted lip to be applied to other structures which have an edge or rim, e.g. lip of the crater, cup, and hole. In theatrical circles, the edge of the stage is technically known as the lip. The lips are important in the articulation of speech, so lip in itself can mean speech, specifically impudent backchat in none of your lip. The expression pay lip service means to offer insincere support which is not put into practice, stemming from a sense of service as duty, for show but not for real. Lips have developed connotations of appetite, both for food and love: we smack or lick our lips in anticipation of these things.
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the act of answering back, esp impudently
The toilet was full to the brim with insects.
Thesaurus for lip from the Collins English Thesaurus