nobody's fool


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nobody's fool

Fig. a sensible and wise person who is not easily deceived. Mary is nobody's fool. She watches out for people who might try to cheat her. Anne may seem as though she's not very bright, but she's nobody's fool.
See also: fool

nobody's fool

A person who cannot be duped or taken advantage of, as in You can't put anything over on Ryan-he's nobody's fool. [Early 1900s]
See also: fool
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He might play the buffoon but Boris is nobody's fool.
She is nobody's fool though and having been gifted a farm by an uncle shows her mettle by promptly sacking her dishonest bailiff.
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Jose Mourinho is nobody's fool and will look to exploit the weakness tomorrow afternoon.
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Snitch's Words to the Wise: A person who keeps saying he's nobody's fool usually has his suspicions.
Now relying on a chauffeur, but with a brain that's still razor-sharp, she's nobody's fool.
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Now that Nara has an exhibition all his own, "Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody's Fool," at the Asia Society (until January 2), we can ask: Does he really fit the superflat mold?
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She was nobody's fool and also a font of all knowledge.
She'd had the ability to keep the family amused since she was knee high by being so dizzy but she's nobody's fool, sensitive, intuitive and kindness personified.
WITH his famous good looks and his first class movie CV, George Clooney is nobody's fool.
He was famous for his straight talking in public and in private, and was nobody's fool.
He was bright, intelligent, quickwitted, funny, no' a bad chanter and nobody's fool.