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than the average bear
A comparative phrase meaning more/less, better/worse, etc., than the average person or thing. Originates from the animated character Yogi Bear, whose catchphrase is that he is "smarter than the average bear." He's certainly tougher than the average bear. I don't excel at all my subjects, but I still think I'm smarter than the average bear.
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The heavy black plastic barrels resemble a water cooler jug, and its locked lid keeps out wildlife, even those smarter than your average bear
It has a massive jaw and thumbs which are used to strip leaves from bamboo stalks, so he is smarter than your average bear
We have to be more clever than your average bear
," says Palen, "because the problems we have to solve are completely unique and different.
JUAN, who is smarter than your average bear
, heads for this bike after breaking out of his enclosure at Berlin Zoo.