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smart-arse

rude slang One who makes jokes and uses sarcasm in an attempt to seem witty, but instead is deemed annoying. Primarily heard in UK. OK, smart-arse, are you going to help me, or just stand there mocking me all night?
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So Dr House and his team of smart-arse med-experts (including Billy from Neighbours and Neil from Dead Poet's Society) sat around brainstorming and firing out sophisticated medical jargon like Aeztronam and Vancomycin, which sound so dazzling in a quick American accent.
And it added that Liverpool had done a wonderful job in throwing off its 'largely ridiculous reputation' as a city 'full of smart-arse scallies who would as soon nick your car as tell you a joke'.
Thanks to the cartoon series The Simpsons, my lot (along with many others) have a ready-made set of smart-arse put-downs to meet any conundrum I might throw at them.
However, using this technique to get off the hook for a smart-arse jibe you know you should never have made is a poor excuse.
We were 11 points behind Wigan at some stage so if anyone thinks I'm going to be a smart-arse and glib about where we are they are completely wrong.
And for any smart-arse who suggests I should have taken the LUAS - my house isn't on the bleedin' line.
It involved smart-arse students spotting a Burberry-capped moron (not that difficult, as they can usually be found smoking 'jazz cigarettes' outside Magistrates courts) taking his picture and pasting it up on a website.
Smart-arse Gary Lineker: ``(It means) `Iron' in Spanish, Hierro.
I always thought Martin O'Neill was cut out for a future in management because he was bright and sharp, a right smart-arse who was fully prepared to stand his ground and answer back when he believed he was right - BRIAN CLOUGH in his autobiography, Walking on Water.
Smart-arse punters always say that you shouldn't have a bet in this competition until you hear the team news but I always bet beforehand because that way I have an excuse when it loses.
Motormouth Rock typically whines his smart-arse lines in endless chases and shoot-em-ups in Prague and New York.
Still, I suppose we should be thankful it wasn't a smart-arse Johnny Vaughan voiceover with a Busted soundtrack.
Somebody could brave the men in masks, and the smart-arse lawyers.
chose Bruno as its subject this week, and made a refreshing change from the recent spate of smart-arse lightweight "documentaries" on sporting subjects.