average bear

average bear

The average person or thing. It is typically used as a point of comparison in the phrase "than the average bear." Originates from the animated character Yogi Bear, whose catchphrase is that he is "smarter than the average bear." He's certainly tougher than the average bear. I don't excel at all my subjects, but I still think I'm smarter than the average bear.
See also: average, bear
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These pathogens are smarter than the average bear. They appear to be able to adapt to their host, escape immune recognition, tolerate various antibiotics, and invade vital organs such as the brain and heart.
The black and latino population on average bear a 'pollution burden' of 56% and 63% excess exposure, respectively, relative to the exposure caused by their consumption.
In many instances, you may not see the bear before it approaches quite close, which adds an element of excitement to these hunts--especially since a big bruin will outweigh the average bear hunter by more than a hundred pounds.
SMARTER THAN THE AVERAGE BEAR Arfield celebrates Old Firm win after fulfilling potential Yogi saw in him as a teenager at Falkirk where training alongside Latapy, below, helped hone his talent
We estimated an average bear density of 1 bear per 3 square miles in our study area, which is a medium-level bear density for the northeastern United States.
The average bear market lasts 15 months, with stocks declining up to 32 per cent.
The average bear market lasted just 1.4 years and had an average cumulative loss of 41%.
3 Which bear claimed to be 'smarter than the average bear, Booboo', although some would question the accuracy of that statement?
In this colorful and endearing read-to-me children's picture book, Mebo the blue panda looks, thinks, and dreams a little different than the average bear. Independent little Mebo doesn't see limitations in the world around him, or in the sky.
An average bear is definitely better than no bear, and you never know what the weather is going to do, not to mention the fact I had started the hunt three days late.
Watching a video like that might give you more information than the average bear about how a Part D plan formulary will really work.
They are born with natural capacities to out-think, out-smart, out-wit, and out-strategize the average bear. They create worlds of wonder that sparkle with beauty, depth and imagination.
Who claimed he was smarter than the average bear? 4.
Plecas reminds us dummies that many reports make recommendations and expect government to find the money to implement them, but he's smarter than the average bear. "I can attest that there is no printing press for dollars hidden in the basement."
The Galaxy S6 Active isn't just tougher on the outside than your average bear. Its 16.8-hour average performance in three video loop tests caused a couple of double-takes.
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