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(as) cocky as the king of spades

Conceited or haughty. Don't invite Joe to lunch unless you want to hear him brag about all the important things he's doing in his new job. He's just as cocky as the king of spades lately.
See also: cocky, king, of, spade

*cocky as the king of spades

boastful; overly proud. (*Also: as ~.) He'd challenge anyone to a fight. He's as cocky as the king of spades. She strutted in, cocky as the king of spades.
See also: cocky, king, of, spade

smart ass

someone who makes wisecracks and acts cocky. (Potentially offensive. Use only with discretion.) Some smart ass came in here and asked for a sky hook. Don't be such a smart ass!
See also: ass, smart

smart ass

n. someone who makes wisecracks and acts cocky. (Usually objectionable.) Don’t be such a smart ass!
See also: ass, smart
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8DA followed YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS WEE THINKER ACROSS: 7 Viaduct 9 Czech 10 Clove 11 Updates 12 Eli 13 Tidemark 16 Horrific 17 Cox 19 Cockier 21 Gunge 22 Radii 23 Enlists DOWN: 1 Evacuee 2 Palomino 3 Rune 4 Academic 5 Tent 6 Chasm 8 Tour de force 13 Terrific 14 Richness 15 Expense 18 Ochre 20 Coda 21 Gulp QUICKIE ACROSS: 1 Storm clouds 8 Sew 9 Imp 11 America 12 Error 13 Lie 14 Ego 15 Injured 17 Arc 19 Iced 21 Rode 23 Idea 25 Soya 27 Not 29 Rehouse 31 Add 34 Paw 36 Dread 37 Outcome 38 Yam 39 Led 40 Wooden spoon DOWN: 1 Semi 2 Twee 3 Reigned 4 Clam up 5 Obese 6 Dire 7 Smog 8 Salsa 10 Proud 16 Die 18 Cry 20 Can 22 Oar 24 Desktop 25 Shady 26 Cocoon 28 Towed 30 Ended 32 Draw 33 Demo 34 Polo 35 Amen
The tanned talisman has a persona as spiky as his blonde-tinted locks, but for 20-year-old Hartlepool scrapper Young the cockier the better - all the more ammunition to embarrass with.
Louis still seems to be the brunt of most of Simon's jokes, despite being much cockier last year, and also the proud winner with Shayne.
Through a string of nightly encounters with Socrates, the young stud, one of the cockier and more talented members of the UC Berkeley gymnastics team, begins to grasp the old guy's notion that every moment counts.
I think the Dodgers have earned the right to be a little cockier than the rest of us,'' Johnson said.
8Da YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS WEE THINKER ACROSS: 7 Inertia 9 Reels 10 Raise 11 Cockier 12 Bra 13 Template 16 Libelled 17 Rue 19 Classic 21 Twist 22 Rarer 23 Sausage DOWN: 1 Disrobe 2 Teriyaki 3 Stye 4 Trickled 5 Yeti 6 Usury 8 Accomplices 13 Treasure 14 Terminal 15 Yew tree 18 Ochre 20 Acre 21 Thus QUICKIE ACROSS: 1 Messed about 8 Sea 9 Rib 11 Narrate 12 Tiger 13 All 14 Era 15 Draught 17 Loo 19 Alps 21 Pawn 23 Fete 25 Cats 27 Doc 29 Steamer 31 Amp 34 Lid 36 Relax 37 Feature 38 Two 39 Dot 40 Speculation DOWN: 1 Meal 2 Earl 3 Sparrow 4 Die out 5 Bitch 6 Urge 7 Tier 8 Snarl 10 Brass 16 Tat 18 Opt 20 Led 22 Ass 24 Elegant 25 Chart 26 Lawful 28 Cadet 30 Toxic 32 Mews 33 Plop 34 Ludo 35 Iron
West Ham 1 QPR 1 THE AWAY fans belted out a song louder, prouder and cockier than followers of a bottom-of-the-table team should be entitled to sing.
Robbie Williams is back, cockier and more rock 'n' roll than ever.
When the cockier Lake Show cast members finally decided that a Showtime stand-in couldn't hurt, it took a lot of begging - headed by Van Exel and Eddie Jones - to get Johnson to reconsider.
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They are cockier and more full of swagger than ever before.
Star performances Ladbrokes, the BHB and Lingfield - for making the first all-weather Pattern race such a success, as the crowd of just under 5,000 will surely testify Ride of the day Jimmy Fortune for not panicking when all looked lost on Wavertree Warrior Cheers `Barty' A big thank-you to Ian Bartlett - cockier than ever following his win with Lindus Atenor - for supplying the press room with dim sum.