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smart cookie

A clever and intelligent person. Don't underestimate Cindy's intelligence—she's one smart cookie!
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a smart cookie

If someone is a smart cookie, they are clever and have good ideas. Anyone who made billions in the Russian oil industry is clearly a smart cookie. Helen's a pretty smart cookie — I trust her.
See also: cookie, smart

a/one smart ˈcookie

(American English, informal) a clever person with good ideas: Jed is one smart cookie. I’m sure he’ll do the right thing.
See also: cookie, one, smart

smart cookie

n. a clever person. She’s really a smart cookie if you give her a chance.
See also: cookie, smart
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"My mam is one smart cookie. She has taught me to keep a good head on my shoulders.
You're one smart cookie and love learning, which is very cool.
Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) finally made his debut in (http://ibtimes.com/better-call-saul-spoilers-season-3-episode-2-synopsis-promo-sneak-peek-released-2523825) "Better Call Saul" Season 3, episode 2 and it reminded us that he is one smart cookie. The AMC series began right where it left off with Mike (Jonathan Banks) following the tracking device that was discreetly inserted in the gas cap of his car.
This is one smart cookie, and it comes as little surprise to find she is nurturing a long-term plan to work in the media.
She was only a baker's daughter, but she was one smart cookie. She was only a boxer's daughter, but she didn't pull her punches.
There's no denying that with more than three full years of training and experience under her belt, Kirsty is one smart cookie.
John Nez's ONE SMART COOKIE (0807560995) tells of a smart dog who loves to read and uses his knowledge to help his owners.
THE broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan is one smart cookie.
The 18-year-old just started her studies at Queens University in Belfast this year - and is one smart cookie.
YOUR SUMMER M.O.: You're one smart cookie who knows what you want--and how you're going to get there.
She gets a lot of material from her own social observation - don't forget she's one smart cookie with a BA in English and a degree in in anthropology.
Armed with Toyota's legendary reliability record, the Yaris is one smart cookie.