clever clogs

clever clogs UK / US or clever dick UK / US noun [countable]
Word forms "clever clogs":
singular clever clogs plural clever clogs British informal
someone who is annoying because they are always right or because they think they are more intelligent than everyone else

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  • clever clogs — noun an intellectual who is ostentatiously and irritatingly knowledgeable • Syn: ↑clever Dick • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • clever clogs —    A 1980s variant of clever dick used by British youngsters. The term possibly has a comic book origin, ‘clogs’ being used for purely alliterative reasons …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • clever-clogs — n. clever dick, one who is clever and knowledgable in an ostentatious manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • clever-clogs — Noun. A person who is or claims to be clever or have greater knowledge. Also clever dick. Informal …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • clever clogs — noun Somebody who is rather too clever; a smart aleck …   Wiktionary

  • clever clogs —  Intelligent person (but usu. used ironically to mean simpleton ) …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • (a) clever clogs — British & Australian, humorous, Australian, humorous if you call someone a clever clogs, you mean that they are very clever. I bet old clever clogs here knows the answer …   New idioms dictionary

  • clever dick — clever clogs UK / US or clever dick UK / US noun [countable] Word forms clever clogs : singular clever clogs plural clever clogs British informal someone who is annoying because they are always right or because they think they are more… …   English dictionary

  • clever Dick — noun an intellectual who is ostentatiously and irritatingly knowledgeable • Syn: ↑clever clogs • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • clever — adjective 1 especially BrE able to learn and understand things quickly; intelligent: a clever student | You tied your shoes up yourself? What a clever girl! 2 able to use your intelligence to get what you want, especially in a slightly dishonest… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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