A word to the wise

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a word to the wise

a good piece of advice; a word of wisdom. (See also .) If I can give you a word to the wise, I would suggest going to the courthouse about an hour before your trial. Here is a word to the wise. Keep your eyes open and your mouth shut.
See also: wise, word

A word to the wise (is sufficient).

something that you say when you are going to give someone some advice A word to the wise - if you're going to drive, don't go on a Friday night until after the rush hour traffic.
See also: wise, word