(as) wise as an owl

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(as) wise as an owl

Exceptionally wise, discerning, or sound in judgment. The owl was once a symbol of Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom, and has endured as a symbol of wisdom throughout the ages. She is considered as wise as an owl and has become something of a matriarch within the community. You'd think he'd be wise as an owl after so many years in this industry, but he's still a careless old fool. I've always thought Grandpa was wise as an owl—that's why I still go to him for advice today!
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