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street smarts

Shrewdness that allows one to adeptly navigate the real world, especially life in a city (i.e. "the streets"). What are you talking to panhandlers? Don't you have any street smarts? Shelly is too innocent and sheltered to have any 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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Market Street guests can immediately begin earning points on their next grocery trip by accepting a Street Smart Rewards card from the cashier, completing an enrollment process in-store or online at www.
Our new Street Smart Rewards program is a simple way to thank our guests for shopping with us," said Randy Crimmins, vice president of marketing for United Supermarkets, LLC.
With the Street Smart Rewards program, Market Street guests still receive the same great prices as usual, but this time we're the putting money back into their pockets.
In his Honduran village they call him ``Little Coyote'' because of his street smarts and charm.
The article describes No Borders' stored value card to card platform and the company's ability to bridge the gap faced by banks by offering the lowest cost remittance option without requiring a bank account, by offering other services through its card platform and by exercising its own street smarts, building on the trust immigrants have developed in traditional money transmitters such as Western Union (a subsidiary of First Data Corp.
The neighborhoods were tough even back then, and he said he gained some street smarts from his young charges.
In an exclusive Dockers advertorial in the April issue of FHM, the contestants of NBC's runaway hit The Apprentice put aside their book and street smarts to showcase their fashion smarts in ensembles that work both in and out of the boardroom.
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We're celebrating our fifth year in business, and these two Bulldog awards are particularly exciting as they bring our award count to a magical 10 and confirm that our street smarts and level-headed business practices get the job done.
The unlikely duo will use their undercover skills, street smarts and good looks to solve the crime and make sure the criminal does the time.
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Other messages on becoming street smart include car safety, trusting instincts and personal alarms, and paying attention to behaviors and body languages.