a wise head on young shoulders

a wise head on young shoulders

A young person who acts or speaks like an older person. Katie may only be 13, but she is so insightful. She's really got a wise head on young shoulders. Tommy seems like an wise head on young shoulders since he's always repeating the outdated phrases he hears from his grandmother.
See also: head, on, shoulder, wise, young
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From an early age there was never any doubt about Wayne's ability as a player, unfortunately, as a lot of us have experienced, you cannot put a wise head on young shoulders and, while Wayne went on to enjoy his football no matter were he played, it's a shame he didn't grace the Irish League for long enough.
SINEAD O'DONNELL is a wise head on young shoulders. The 25-year-old, above, narrowly missed out on the prestigious title of Young UK Thinker of the Year 2005 for her theories on big business.
Strong and stylish in the saddle, with a wise head on young shoulders and a fine grounding in general horsemanship, he already has many of the attributes of a top jockey.
DENIS NAUGHTEN certainly is a wise head on young shoulders.