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sharp cookie

A particularly smart, witty, or clever person. Dan: "I'm having a heck of a time doing my taxes, I just don't understand it at all." Steve: "You should get in touch with my uncle, he's one sharp cookie!" We're always looking to hire sharp cookies like you.
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Those sharp cookies at NASA have discovered a comet that's spraying alcohol about the solar system.
They strike me as sharp cookies - just look at what they've done with the new stadium.
It reminds me of a wonderful scenario when several sharp cookies worked a flanker in East Kilbride between two bookies situated 50 yards from each other.
Jiddu Krishnamurti, who died in 1986 at age 90, impressed quite a few people over the years, among them some notably sharp cookies.
Photo Jiddu Krishnamurti impressed quite a few people over the years, among them some notably sharp cookies.