sharp wit

sharp wit

Fig. a good and fast ability to make jokes and funny comments. Terry has a sharp wit and often makes cracks that force people to laugh aloud at inappropriate times.
See also: sharp, wit
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He was fond of harsh jests and rude laughter, and no person or thing was too high or too holy to escape his sharp wit.
In fact, the doltish Nez Perce, who had seemed so perfectly insensible to rough treatment of every kind, by which the travellers had endeavored to elbow him out of their society, could not withstand the good-humored bantering, and occasionally sharp wit of She-wee-she.
Anybody who could invent a new imitation had been sure of a fortune from old Durham, said Jurgis' informant; but it was hard to think of anything new in a place where so many sharp wits had been at work for so long; where men welcomed tuberculosis in the cattle they were feeding, because it made them fatten more quickly; and where they bought up all the old rancid butter left over in the grocery stores of a continent, and "oxidized" it by a forced-air process, to take away the odor, rechurned it with skim milk, and sold it in bricks in the cities
Now, Betteredge, exert those sharp wits of yours, and observe the conclusion to which the Colonel's instructions point
With a sharp wit and a handle on hilarity, Dario Fo's stories and illustrations bring to life the man who would become known as "God's Jester.
The actor, who is synonymous to sharp wit and incandescent humour engaged his audience and said "taqat, saari daulat, saari film industry par hukumat - bas itna sa khwab hai".
Leon's unique personality and sharp wit endeared him to fans of the show, as he contributed fully to Gogglebox's reputation as a programme full of warm humour and unvarnished opinion.
Show creator Tania Alexander said: "He was the show's grandfather, a star who always made me laugh with his sharp wit.
He had a reputation of speaking openly and with a sharp wit.
With impeccable comic timing, a stage presence that both amuses and terrifies and razor sharp wit, he should have a bright future ahead of him.
No one is spared from the sharp wit of netizens as they came up with funny alternative names for officials gunning for elective posts come May.
She will be remembered for her many talents, her keen intelligence, her sharp wit and her unfailing generosity.
Firman, who has amazed audiences around the world for the past seven years with razor sharp wit and astonishing illusions, is one of the most indemand magicians on British television and has seen himself star on primetime shows like e Magicians, Monkey Magic, Derren Brown's 3D Magic Spectacular and e Secret World of Magic.
RESPECTED 3 McLetchie was known for his sharp wit and debating skills
Derren's sharp wit and talent for misdirection and suggestion left me dumbfounded.