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clever dick

A person who irritates others by constantly trying to prove their superior intelligence. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Don't be such a clever dick! It's not necessary to correct everyone's grammar all of the time.
See also: clever, dick

ˈclever Dick

(also ˈclever clogs) (British English, informal, disapproving) a person who thinks that they are always right or that they know everything: Come on then, clever clogs, tell us the answer! ♢ (ironic) Some clever Dick has parked his car so close to mine I can’t get out!
See also: clever, dick
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BEING a clever Dick, I went online to buy new wiper blades for my Citroen Picasso.
Drinks industry group Mature Enjoyment of Alcohol in Society (MEAS) yesterday launched a campaign with the message Be a Clever Dick - Designate a Driver.