smart alec

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smart alec

n, adj
a variant spelling of smart aleck
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smart alec

smart arse (Informal)
noun
1. know-all (informal), wise guy (informal), clever-clogs (informal), clever Dick (informal), smarty pants (informal), smartarse (slang), smarty boots (informal) Don't be such a smart alec. All right then, if you're such a smart arse, have you got any better ideas?
adjective
1. cocky, arrogant, conceited, brash, swaggering, egotistical, cocksure, overconfident, swollen-headed, full of yourself a fortyish smart-alec TV reporter I can do without your smart-arse comments, thank you.
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And I always end up stuck on the train back into town next to the smart arse who is boasting to the entire cabin how he's leaving the course with so much more cash than he went in with.
Even when they go in the taker looks a tosser to me - a smart arse who you know will get what's coming to him one day.
It's the moment when the smart arse sneer has nothing behind it to really connect with the audience, and there is a tangible laziness in the execution.