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street smart

Having intelligence, wisdom, and shrewdness in the ways of the real world, especially life in a city (i.e. "the streets"). You've got to be street smart to make it in this city, otherwise it'll chew you up and spit you out. I was pretty pampered growing up, but living on my own in New York City for four years made me pretty street smart.
See also: smart, street

street smart

mod. wise in the ways of urban life; wise in the ways of tough neighborhoods. Bess wasn’t street smart enough to survive by herself.
See also: smart, street
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