street smarts


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street smarts

pl.n.
1. Shrewd awareness of how to survive in an often hostile urban environment.
2. Practical knowledge, especially in a specific area of endeavor: a financial analyst with street smarts.
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street′ smarts`


n.pl.
shrewd awareness of how to survive in an urban environment.
[1970–75]
street′-smart`, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.street smarts - a shrewd ability to survive in a dangerous urban environment
astuteness, perspicaciousness, perspicacity, shrewdness - intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)
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