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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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Here we are in the middle of one of the busiest months of sport in history (and if you don't believe me, name one meaningful sport that isn't active right now) and the vast majority of TV presenters, commentators and pundits are giving those of us who like to write smartarse, pithy pieces criticising them a problem by starving us of material.
He's got a new suit, a new haircut, and a smartarse new attitude.
Advice to smartarse journalists who want to slag off broadcasters for using too many cliches: people in glasshouses shouldn't throw stones.
The phrase was used by MP Liam Byrne, a smartarse business consultant who has only been in Parliament for five minutes but is already a Health minister.
Every smartarse in the world who knows his 6-4 from his 11-8 loves to use the choker label when someone bows (mostly quite understandably) to pressure when an event reaches its conclusion.
Instead she deals me a four, Ian a five, smartarse on the end a 10 and herself a picture.
Funnygirl Jo (below) is to host new BBC2 weekday gameshow, Nobody Likes A Smartarse.
Q OK smartarse, tell me what a Zonta sandwich is and give me another motoring word or name beginning with Z?
FANS of seeing ginger smartarses get their long-awaited comeuppance would have done well to have been on Fenham Hall Drive in Newcastle last Friday to see me fall over in spectacular fashion.
And thanks to all the smartarses that again pointed the typo out to The Spin.
The Brits suffer again and again as the Americans show they're definitely no smartarses.
All the smartarses and the people who ask tough questions - where are they now?