sharp wit

sharp wit

Fig. a good and fast ability to make jokes and funny comments. Terry has a sharp wit and often makes cracks that force people to laugh aloud at inappropriate times.
See also: sharp, wit
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He was fond of harsh jests and rude laughter, and no person or thing was too high or too holy to escape his sharp wit.
In fact, the doltish Nez Perce, who had seemed so perfectly insensible to rough treatment of every kind, by which the travellers had endeavored to elbow him out of their society, could not withstand the good-humored bantering, and occasionally sharp wit of She-wee-she.
Anybody who could invent a new imitation had been sure of a fortune from old Durham, said Jurgis' informant; but it was hard to think of anything new in a place where so many sharp wits had been at work for so long; where men welcomed tuberculosis in the cattle they were feeding, because it made them fatten more quickly; and where they bought up all the old rancid butter left over in the grocery stores of a continent, and "oxidized" it by a forced-air process, to take away the odor, rechurned it with skim milk, and sold it in bricks in the cities
Now, Betteredge, exert those sharp wits of yours, and observe the conclusion to which the Colonel's instructions point
Oz's razor sharp wit and non-stuffy approach to wine and Burton's overwhelming depth of knowledge of Italian wines will add a great deal to our European content and serve our readers well.
He is also survived by his many friends and colleagues who will remember his sharp wit and quick smile.
As well as being a very talented designer with real flair and enthusiasm for his work, he was incredibly popular and his sharp wit and sense of humour will be sorely missed.
The trademark use of acoustic bass lends several of these ultra-funky tracks a natural, jazzy vibe while the addition of Philly hip-hop vet Bahamadia reveals how energizing rap can be when a sharp wit is part of the mix.
The judge impressed many in San Francisco's political community with the vigor and energy she displayed on the campaign trail -- and continued to impress the legal community with her sharp wit and extensive legal knowledge.
His family will miss his sharp wit and generous ways and wish him everlasting piece again with Mom.
His combination of success, humility and razor sharp wit means Shankly is still afforded legendary status on the Kop.
Taking on the unenviable task of making Gaelic cool, the animated pair are back with their sharp wit and caustic humour.
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Her dry sense of humor, sharp wit, and gentle nature will be missed.
Mick was a renowned for his sharp wit and on hearing of his death yesterday, GAA president Nickey Brennan said: "Mick was one of the most charismatic, colourful and passionate players to ever play Gaelic games.