smarty-pants


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smarty-pants

n. a cocky person; a smart aleck. Look, smarty-pants, let’s cut the clowning around.
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I - Three types of difficulty levels - Normal, for the average Joe ; King, for the smarty-pants ; Genius, for the Mensa member - Three types of quizzes - Classic Quiz, be the first to answer and you earn 100% of the points, 2nd to answer receives 70% of points ; Scratch Quiz, answers are hidden
Most of us agree that George Formby played a ukelele but smarty-pants Frank thinks it was something else.
Can't say the same for Lauren Ambrose, the "Six Feet Under" star who plays Heather, the young hot- / smarty-pants.
What Britain's Got Talent proved is that we're tired of violent, reality television and the smarty-pants who bring us the arty-farty and tell us we're morons if it fails to engage us.
Now forgive me for appearing to be a smarty-pants, but surely VAT is one of the first questions you ask any builder looking to work on your house.
Stroll downtown and take a stab at it--you might outsmart the smarty-pants of Silicon Valley.
November 14 (Darla) LD & the New Criticism deliver self-described "experimental countrypolitan deathpop" with equal parts sadness and smarty-pants sass.
Even I, a self-confessed smarty-pants with an answer for everything have for the first time ever, been left disconcertingly silent when faced with the question, "what next?
His astonishing sense now, which he communicated to me on Easter Sunday when he came back, having just been commissioned, is that he doesn't have all the answer--he isn't one of those smarty-pants who has all the answers--but he felt for the first time in his life that here was an opportunity to serve a moment of noble purpose, and he was hungry for such an opportunity.
Indeed, it made me reflect on another driving nightmare, at the other end of the scale, which was also because I'd tried to be a smarty-pants.
When she finds bondage pix of a smarty-pants classmate on his commode, she privately coaches herself: "Don't be a racist, don't be a racist.
Every week I watch it - these days preferably on tape so I can fast forward the bits from smarty-pants Steve Wright who isn't a patch on Johnny Walker as presenter.
We asked leading psycho-logist Dr Glenn Wilson, of London University, to analyse the designs anonymously (and before you smarty-pants write in, we taped over any signatures) and tell us what character traits their art displayed.
Smarty-pants Marketing Wizard, my clients want their work faster, cheaper and better.
This leads him to rail, like Joe McCarthy, against the decadent establishment--but it also gives him a healthy antisnob edge, in clear contrast to so many other half-British-sounding, smarty-pants young conservatives.