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wiseacre

n. a jerk; a wiseguy. We’ve got ways of dealing with a wiseacre like you!
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The acre in wiseacre was originally yaeger, which meant 'fool' O, aeger is related to jester).
Lorelei's wiseacre pal Dorothy (played by Russell in the film) is one of the most psychologically healthy characters in modern fiction and is the subject of a sequel, But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (1928).
The novel traces the adolescent development of Duddy (ne David) Kravitz from his earliest days as a wiseacre tormenting his high school teachers on the snowy streets of Montreal, to his amateur business ventures, and concluding with his first major success as a "big time operator.
As Mary (adorned with a halo uncommon in Caravaggio) caresses Him, herself propped on her elbow on the straw-littered mud of the stable lit only by the open door, a red-faced wiseacre with expansive hands offers her advice which she would probably be unwise to follow.
That might be a difference that that young wiseacre critic fifty or so years ago failed to recognize.
As the scene opens, Michael (played by former Talk Soup wiseacre Hal Sparks) is facing his bathroom mirror, nervously preparing for a date with Dr.
A remarkable human being, Powers could, nonetheless, be just plain ornery in his responses and wiseacre remarks.
For the former, on-line news sheets with new product offerings or performance statistics ("ABC Mortgage Offers New High-LTV Product" or "XYZ Mortgage Closing 30 Percent of All Loans in the Wiseacre Hills Development") can be useful.
The show's main force was Worcester performer Niki Luparelli, a robust blonde wiseacre sausaged into a bustier, drink perpetually in hand.
Mind you, Bronze Angel made the cut by only one, but you need a touch of luck and a following wind in a race of this size and severity that was once memorably described by this paper's old wiseacre Gerald Delamere as "the only nine-furlong sprint in the calendar".
Die Hard Disproving the old movie adage that "Bruce Willis + hair = terrible film", the wispily-follicled wiseacre redefined the action movie with this smart and sassy hijack flick in which his tough LA cop takes on a tower block of terrorist bad guys.
Patchen is a wiseacre, wary of fools, always ready to have a little more fun than the rest of us are having.
More on the way," said the wiseacre to anyone who was listening, while his fingers turned pink and the sky's grey deepened.
He used to live in Foley Road, Ward End, and Wiseacre Croft, Shirley.
Then, second wave, between 1966 and 1976, came Lawrance Thompson's 'standard' three-volume corrective to the sentimental view of the straw-behind-ear, whimsical wiseacre, cracker-barrel philosopher, whom he divergently presented as 'a selfish, egomaniacal, dour, cruel, and angry man.