sharp

(redirected from sharpest)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Like this video? Subscribe to our free daily email and get a new idiom video every day!

sharp

1. adjective, informal Impressively stylish and attractive. He looked so sharp in his new three-piece suit. A: "That is one sharp jacket!" B: "Thanks, I just got it!"
2. noun, informal One who uses guile and deception to cheat or swindle others, especially in gambling; a sharper. The card sharp ended up conning the people out of nearly $3,000. The notorious sharp came to know every trick possible in order to game the system in his favor.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

sharp

1. mod. clever; intelligent. She’s sharp enough to see right through everything you say.
2. mod. good-looking; well-dressed. That’s a sharp set of wheels you got there.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
See:
References in periodicals archive ?
Etisalat rose 5.24 per cent, its sharpest rally since December 2016, when the stock gained 5.97 per cent.
State Bank of India (NSE: SBI), considered to be the country's largest lender by assets, posted the sharpest fall in profits since 2011.
China posted the sharpest increase in output for 15 months, while India saw the steepest expansion since February 2013.
Last month's rise in new business was the sharpest since the survey began in 2002.
Latest data showed that new work rose to the sharpest degree since September.
Gold's drop since Friday to a two-year low of $1,355.80 a troy ounce is the sharpest two-day tumble since 1983, when the last gold bull market was unraveling, Financial Times said in a report quoted by CNN.
BEIRUT: The price of gasoline saw the sharpest increase this week, rising by LL400, according to the Energy and Water Ministry's latest price list update.
The rate of increase represents the second sharpest rise since comparable data became available in January 1953 and signals the continuing recovery of the country's supply chains that were disrupted in the wake of the devastating March 11 earthquake, as shown in the preliminary report issued June 29.
is planning the sharpest hike of 117 yen per household, followed by Tokyo Electric Power Co.
Sales of new vehicles including minivehicles in Japan totaled 437,599 units in March, down 35.1 percent from a year earlier and marking the sharpest percentage point fall for the month due to the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that devastated northeastern and eastern Japan, industry bodies said Friday.
Among member states for which data are available, the sharpest increases in the total index were recorded in Spain (+2.4%), the Netherlands (+2.1%), Belgium and Portugal (both +1.9%).
The sharpest regional increases in long-term young unemployed people were in North East Lincolnshire (+107%), Hull (+82%) and Sheffield (+81%).
Belgium and Germany noted the sharpest monthly increases among major counties, whilst Sweden saw the strongest annual expansion.
New York in its sharpest drop since April 20, 2009, while the Nikkei 225
All regional centres saw a decline in prices in Q3, with the sharpest drops in Montana (16.3 per cent), Vidin (10.1 per cent) and Shoumen (10 per cent).