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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.
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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 DICK was heavily backed on his handicap debut at Huntingdon yesterday and looked unlucky to not get off the mark, so all those who backed the 3-1 favourite should allow him the chance to make amends.
All right, clever dick, if I'm right, I expect an apology," he said.
And somewhere in London a cynical seen-it-all-before clever dick television critic went barking mad with infantile excitement.
Of course any clever dick can shove an unfeasibly large engine beneath the bonnet of anything small enough to accommodate it but that does not guarantee a good performance car.
YOU'VE got to be a clever dick to win the new quiz show QI (BBC2,Thursday) ,but that doesn't mean you have to get the answers right.
com and here's what the clever dick had to say on Ebor day.
And two, if I did try to be a Clever Dick, he could always take his revenge in the kitchen before he served the meal.
He does not attempt to be a clever dick ( if the ball needs launching he will boot it into Row Z.
Now, 20 years later, some clever dick has remixed the theme music.
Apparently, generations ago, there was an expression that if someone was a clever dick, they could walk six abreast down Wappy Nick.
So you think you're a clever dick, well now you can prove it.
In the lead role, Simon Callow is at his powerful comic best, but it's hard to comprehend why we're supposed to give a damn about an elite professional clever dick getting his comeuppance.
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And he feels passionately that the time has come to ensure the county's traditional sayings don't die out, swamped by "the products of TV scriptwriters, political spin doctors, Clever Dick phrase-makers and the in-rushing tide of globalisation and Americanisation.
Drinks industry group Mature Enjoyment of Alcohol in Society (MEAS) yesterday launched a campaign with the message Be a Clever Dick - Designate a Driver.