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street smarts

  (American)
the knowledge and experience you need in order to deal with difficult and dangerous situations in a city The kids around here may not be much good at reading or writing, but they sure have a lot of street smarts.
See also: smart, street

street smarts

n. the knowledge and ability to survive on the urban street. If you don’t have street smarts, you won’t last long out there.
See also: smart, street
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Driving Coach 101, the second part of Street Smarts 101's three-part educational program, is now available to the general public for $49.
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When it came time to teach my girls to drive, I realized that my state didn't have good driver's training requirements," said Street Smarts 101 founder Tom Lee, a widowed father of twin teenage daughters.
STREET SMARTS is a fast-paced game in which two contestants face off to determine which of them can best predict the knowledge of people on the streets of America.
There, I was a psychologically damaged 23-year-old, and while Buffy isn't the brightest girl in the world, she's got real street smarts and a true understanding of people.
The new directors join existing board members Bobbie Sanghvi of Street Smarts, Billy Bachman of Geostats, John Funny of Grice and Associates, David Spinney of GDOT and Immediate Past President Shahram Malek of Iteris.
Press and ended at the New York Daily News, Wilson used her New York wit, street smarts and charm to get stories and interviews of which her competitors could only dream.
Using only his street smarts and the environment to stay alive, he must save the very city he loathes and its citizens whom he detests, and, in the end, escape what has become a very Bad Day in L.
In his Honduran village they call him ``Little Coyote'' because of his street smarts and charm.
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The neighborhoods were tough even back then, and he said he gained some street smarts from his young charges.
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