clever Dick


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clever Dick

(ˈklɛvəˌdɪk) or

cleverdick

n
informal a person considered to have an unwarrantably high opinion of his or her own ability or knowledge
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Noun1.clever Dick - an intellectual who is ostentatiously and irritatingly knowledgeable
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
intellectual, intellect - a person who uses the mind creatively
Translations

clever Dick

n (Brit inf) → Schlaumeier m (inf), → Schlaukopf m (inf)

clever Dick

[ˈklɛvəˌdɪk] n (fam) → saputo/a
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Advocaat is no clever Dick DICK ADVOCAAT cited his desire to spend more time with his family when he told owner Ellis Short 'thanks but no thanks' last week, but went on to say he'd be interested in one more crack at international management if a job came up.
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He rode two aptly named winners as an apprentice, Trotter and Clever Dick, and even appeared in an episode of ITV's Heartbeat.
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Because content is king and frontman Matthew Wright has the decency to know his audience, respect them, not take himself too seriously and to extract the best from his guests without trying to look like a smarmy clever Dick.
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Clever Dick (6-4 favourite) delivered a win at which he had long been hinting in the Bathwick Tyres Bathwick Handicap Hurdle.
TWO * GOOD Larne players mob Adam Dick after his second PAT'S HOW TO DO IT Patrick Rooney celebrates his screamer for Dunmurry Rec in their cup semi-final defeat last night CLEVER DICK Larne's Adam Dick was the man on the mark last night as his two goals helped his side into the final WE'RE NOT DUN JUST YET Dunmurry Rec's Gareth Bond gets his shot in despite the attentions of Larne's Arron Lemon LEAPING LIAMLarne's Liam Carland rises highest to get to the ball in front of Mark Green of Dunmurry Rec last night
However, it was game, set and match in the end to e-mail entrant ALAN McATEER for this entry: "Mac, do you know which clever Dick coated this ball with super glue?
And I don't just mean the stereotypical cod southern valleys' accent usually inflicted upon us, like some sort of cross between Peter Sellers and Omar Sharif, whenever some clever dick from the other side of the dyke tries to impersonate a Taff.
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