sly as a fox

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*sly as a fox

 and *cunning as a fox
Cliché smart and clever. (*Also: as ~.) My nephew is as sly as a fox. You have to be cunning as a fox to outwit me.
See also: fox, sly
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But not before Baldrick announces he has a cunning plan and Blackadder sneers: "As cunning as a fox who's just been appointed Professer of Cunning at Oxford University?
5 The final poignant scene in Blackadder Goes Forth featuring the line: As cunning as a fox who's just been made Professor of Cunning at Oxford University?
There are many who believe that Tamworth trainer Bryan McMahon is as cunning as a fox when it comes to placing his horses to good effect and The Gay Fox can put his recent Ripon reversal behind him in the Southmead Rated Stakes at Newbury.