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box cleverTo act wisely.
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too clever by halfShrewd but flawed by overthinking or excessive complexity, with a resulting tendency to be unreliable or unsuccessful.
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bright as a buttonVery bright (clever, smart, or crafty)
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bright young thingOne who is youthful, clever, eager, and high-spirited in manner and attractive in appearance.
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crazy like a foxBehaving in a foolish, frivolous, or uncomprehending manner as a ruse for concealing clever deeds or deeper intentions.
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horsetradingInformal negotiating, especially when complex or clever in nature.
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no matter how thin you slice it, it's still baloneyRegardless of how many clever points or fine distinctions one makes, what one is saying is still false or is still nonsense.
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razor-sharpVery clever or quick-witted.
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silver tongueThe trait of being clever at speaking, often in a deceitful way.
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silver-tongueThe trait of being clever at speaking, often in a deceitful way.
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smooth operatorA skillful, manipulative person, con artist, or clever scoundrel.
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snappy comebackA prompt, clever retort.
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use one's nogginTo think, especially in a careful or clever manner.
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word playA technique in which the nature of the words used become part of the subject of the work, such as puns, phonetic mix-ups such as spoonerisms, obscure words and meanings, clever rhetorical excursions, oddly formed sentences, and telling character names.
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