smart-arse


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smart-arse

[ˈsmɑːtɑːs] smart-ass [ˈsmɑːtæs] Nsabelotodo mf, sabihondo/a m/f
smart-arse commentscomentarios mpl de sabelotodo
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Gradually I got to the front and met the time-keeper who booked all the lads in so I calmly gave him Joey's number, 572, he looked up at me and blurted out in a broad Scouse accent: "Who the *** do you think you are with your London accent and smart-arse suit?
True to Australian smart-arse form, Khawaja thought it hilarious.
But then it would not be easy to put up with a self-styled 'cocky little shit boy', a smart-arse with a quick tongue which he uses along with his fists to keep bullies at bay: teachers as well as fellow students in a boarding school where it is often dog eat dog.
And also against everyone else who said he was too much of a smart-arse for his own good.
BBC comedy has become a closed shop, run by smart-arse elitists and aimed largely at minority audiences.
And it added that Liverpool had done a wonderful job in throwing off its "largely ridiculous reputation" as a city "full of smart-arse scallies who would as soon nick your car as tell you a joke".
In the chapter on Liverpool the popular guide reports: 'Derided and dismissed for decades as a city full of smart-arse scallies who would as soon nick your car as tell you a joke, Liverpool has done a wonderful job of dispelling this largely ridiculous reputation and is eager to arrive as the belle of the ball in 2008, when the city will be the European Capital of Culture.
It's a smart-arse one-liner, but it's a simple wisdom that has clearly been lost on Attheraces, if Brad Higgins'
Some smart-arse philosopher once said "Hell is other people," which is not strictly true.
However I am in no position to be a smart-arse here because I too have recently been a guest on the show ( it hasn't been shown yet) and when I was asked, "In Science, what is O2?
They value the smart-arse over the funny, and the obscure over the popular.
So Dr House and his team of smart-arse med-experts (including Billy from Neighbours and Neil from Dead Poet's Society) sat around brainstorming and firing out sophisticated medical jargon like Aeztronam and Vancomycin, which sound so dazzling in a quick American accent.