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early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wiseplatitude from Benjamin Franklin under the pseudonym Poor Richard.Rate it:

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don't be penny wise and pound foolishDon't be careful when it comes to spending small amounts of money, but careless when spending much larger amounts.Don't focus on minutiae and lose sight of the big picture; don't obsess over tiny inconsequential efficiencies while glaring inefficiencies are going on elsewhere.Rate it:

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it is a wise child that knows his own fatherOne can never be sure of paternity.Rate it:

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penny wise and pound foolishPrudent and thrifty with small amounts of money, but wasteful and profligate with large amounts.Rate it:

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three wise monkeys, see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil.avoid all evil in every formRate it:

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wise appleA smart aleck.Rate it:

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wise appleHaving the manner of a smart aleck.Rate it:

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wise as an owlA very wise person or a very responsible person.Rate it:

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wise guyUsed other than as an idiom: see wise, guy.Rate it:

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wise guyOne who is insolent or flippant; one who makes jokes or perpetrates pranks.Rate it:

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wise guyA knowledgable or successful sports bettor.Rate it:

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wise guyA member of the Mafia; a mobsterRate it:

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word to the wiseA piece of advice.Rate it:

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you can't put a wise head on young shouldersAlternative form of you can't put an old head on young shoulders.Rate it:

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discretion is the better part of valourIt is often wise to refrain from seemingly brave speech or action.1597 Rate it:

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work smarter, not harderIt's better to be wise than vigorous.Rate it:

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