smart cookie

smart cookie

A clever and intelligent person. Don't underestimate Cindy's intelligence—she's one smart cookie!
See also: cookie, smart

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.
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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.
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My mate is a smart cookie. And I was amazed she fell for the biggest trick in the book.
He can speak for me any time he wants, he's a smart cookie, He gets it."
More than 40 cakes were produced of local landmarks and Liz Lawrence of Smart Cookie Cakes made Crossbeck House where Zoe's Place Baby Hospice and myself Bear live.
Elly Swartz's Smart Cookie (9781338143560, $16.99) tells of a computer-savvy daughter who posts a dating profile for her father online, against his wishes.
smart cookie CHOCOLATE, BANANA AND PECAN COOKIES smart cookie INGREDIENTS (Makes about 24) 110g unsalted butter, at room temperature, cubed; 110g caster sugar; 1 large egg, lightly beaten; 125g plain flour; 1/2tsp baking powder; 20g cocoa powder; 1/2tsp ground cinnamon; 1/4tsp salt; 100g chocolate chips (70% cocoa solids), or 100g dark cooking chocolate, cut into 0.5cm pieces; 50g mashed banana (about 1/2 small banana); 170g pecan halves, finely chopped; 100g icing sugar, for dusting METHOD 1.
smart cookie CHOCOLATE, BANANA AND PECAN COOKIES tsp smart cookie INGREDIENTS (Makes about 24) 110g unsalted butter, at room temperature, cubed; 110g caster sugar; 1 large egg, lightly beaten; 125g plain flour; 1/2tsp baking powder; 20g cocoa powder; 1/2tsp ground cinnamon; 1/4tsp salt; 100g chocolate chips (70% cocoa solids), or 100g dark cooking chocolate, cut into 0.5cm pieces; 50g mashed banana (about 1/2 small banana); 170g pecan halves, finely chopped; 100g icing sugar, for dusting METHOD 1.
smart cookie INGREDIENTS Makes about 24) 110g unsalted butter, at room temperature, cubed; 110g caster sugar; large egg, lightly beaten; 125g plain flour; 1/2tsp baking powder; 20g cocoa powder; 1/2tsp ground cinnamon; 1/4tsp salt; 100g chocolate chips (70% cocoa solids), or 100g dark cooking chocolate, cut into 0.5cm pieces; 50g mashed banana (about 1/2 small banana); 170g pecan halves, finely chopped; 100g icing sugar, for dusting METHOD 1.
In April, Trump called Kim a "pretty smart cookie" and in May, he said he would be "honored" to meet the North Korean leader "under right circumstances."
So, obviously, he's a pretty smart cookie," he noted.
For most parts Payal is the pretty smart cookie who has the boys eating out her hands.
You're a smart cookie and you deserve an apartment experience that lives up to your standards.
That is what a smart cookie did in Sharjah and many people lost their money and mobile phones to the suspect who terrified them at "gunpoint".
Maybe, despite looking like a smart cookie, you don't know your inflation from your interest or are easily overwhelmed by your overdraft.