know-all

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know-all

A person who acts like they are smarter than everyone else. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. There is nothing more annoying than working with a know-all who constantly tries to outdo everyone else.
References in classic literature ?
I informed them that they little knew me-- I was not a small child--I understood every word in the language-- that I had read a couple of Paul de Kok's novels two years since on purpose, so as to know all about everything.
I know all this sounds morbid and exaggerated, but it isn't.
I am very glad to know all this," said Anne, after a little thoughtfulness.
Camp people know all the words to "The Littlest Worm" and know that the worm will always wind up in the same person's bed.
The next element is the stars, and we say that, maybe we don't know all the vitamins and all of the trace elements that we've been getting.
If you don't know all the facts and figures about your school, don't make the visit.
I didn't know all the names of the people in the pictures, but I knew they were family.
He did get to know all the rich and famous people in town when he was at Loyola, and they're still his friends and admirers.
I mean, David hates that I don't know all the words to his songs.
We are not such self-confident, self-assertive people as we once thought we were; we don't know all that we thought that we once knew.
You know," I followed her away from the house, toward the trail in the woods, "you act like you know all about people, but you don't.
We know all too well whom and what has been lost to General Synod.
Despite the fact that Houston designer Toni Whitaker, 40, began designing and sewing at the age of six, she wanted to know all she could about the industry.
Then the next element is the Day Sun, and they say that maybe we don't know all the vitamins, minerals, and all of the trace elements that we've been getting.
Remember, Edmund Dante, like all those Dumas characters--you know all of Dumas' characters get thrown down, get whipped, somebody steal their stuff and they come back.