(redirected from cockily)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

(as) cocky as the king of spades

Conceited or haughty. Don't invite Joe to lunch unless you want to hear him brag about all the important things he's doing in his new job. He's just as cocky as the king of spades lately.
See also: cocky, king, of, spade

*cocky as the king of spades

boastful; overly proud. (*Also: as ~.) He'd challenge anyone to a fight. He's as cocky as the king of spades. She strutted in, cocky as the king of spades.
See also: cocky, king, of, spade

smart ass

someone who makes wisecracks and acts cocky. (Potentially offensive. Use only with discretion.) Some smart ass came in here and asked for a sky hook. Don't be such a smart ass!
See also: ass, smart

smart ass

n. someone who makes wisecracks and acts cocky. (Usually objectionable.) Don’t be such a smart ass!
See also: ass, smart
References in periodicals archive ?
You still care about me," Hoyt cockily tells her in Fangtasia.
The door said 'Exit' and so they casually strolled through it, whistling, and rather cockily with it.
That's the fun of it and I suspect that anyone who doesn't draw their curtains at night is either a) cockily inviting judgement or b) too lazy to care.
And being a largely World Cup-free zone a German dog, even one that, since the afternoon of June 27 has cockily taking to barking out the Deutschlandlied, creates little interest.
He had cockily announced after the report was tabled that his party would start a mass movement from December 6 to put pressure on the Centre for an outof- court settlement and reconstruction of the mosque.
I think you'll find it's 3-3 now," I retorted cockily.
AFC Wimbledon's mascot, Haydon the Womble, should perhaps have stuck to picking up things the everyday folk leave behind, but instead cockily lifted one of his floppy ears to tease the visiting fans at Kingsmeadow.
No, but come Saturday, there will be 40,000 people here who you do have to justify yourself to," retorts the player cockily.
Expecting Delfouneso to turn up for first-team duty in a leather jacket and cockily combing his slicked back hair maybe too much to ask of a player young enough to feature for the youth team.
THAT'S why we're top of the league,' sang the Reading fans a little too cockily for my liking, but Saturday's atmosphere at the Madejski might just serve as a taste of things to come if the new Ricoh Arena regime are true to their word and get the Sky Blues on the road to promotion.
Charisma, popularity and not cockily bellowing 'We're all right' repeatedly at a vital rally, are the keys to winning an election.
Despite Bayern's shaky form this season, Lizarazu cockily insists there is NO CHANCE of Celtic beating them to dash their hopes of making the second stage of the Champions League for a second year in a row.
Cockily wearing a cowboy hat and men's clothes, Swank exuded all the confidence and charisma that made the real-life Teena Brandon such a compelling human being.
With no fear of man, they cockily patrol, feeding on scraps and litter.
When asked about meeting Hrithik Roshan in Mehboob studios on the sets of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Guzarish and trying to avoid ex- girlfriend Ash, he replies cockily, " Hrithik is a very good friend of mine and I call him the positivity distribution centre, as he is always full of good energy.