get smart


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get smart (with one)

To make disrespectful comments to one; to sass one. Just take out the trash like I asked you to, and don't get smart with me.
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get smart (with someone)

Fig. to become fresh with someone; to talk back to someone. Don't you get smart with me! If you get smart again, I'll bop you.
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get smart

verb
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As one designer put it, "We're going to have to get smart about how we design, especially when we're talking about what some people consider a luxury.