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clever dick

A person who irritates others by constantly trying to prove their superior intelligence. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Don't be such a clever dick! It's not necessary to correct everyone's grammar all of the time.
See also: clever, dick

ˈclever Dick

(also ˈclever clogs) (British English, informal, disapproving) a person who thinks that they are always right or that they know everything: Come on then, clever clogs, tell us the answer! ♢ (ironic) Some clever Dick has parked his car so close to mine I can’t get out!
See also: clever, dick
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Clever Dicks visits New Zealand's snowy mountains, where wild parrots called Keas display incredible skills in solving string-pulling problems.
The game is Play Your Cards Right for clever dicks.
Mr C has his strings pulled by clever dicks who use him to say things they'd never say to my face.
Some clever dicks might point out that nobody'll remember the winning semi-finalists either, but I wouldn't dream of being so disrespectful.
S said: "What a shame they're all such clever dicks in Corbridge.
You probably also know it's a Malapropism as well, clever Dicks (or dicks?
Corbridge is an upmarket village and the businesses have done a lot to keep that image over the years and if that means we are labelled as clever dicks, then so be it.
But of course I'll leave that to the clever dicks among you to get to the bottom of.