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(as) sharp as a whip

Very intelligent, clever, or quick-thinking. (A common but incorrect combination of the two phrases "sharp as a tack" and "smart as a whip.") Ted's as sharp as a whip, so he'll find a solution to this problem. Of course Ellen is our valedictorian—she's as sharp as a whip.
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(as) smart as a whip

Very intelligent, clever, or quick-thinking. Ted's as smart as a whip, so he'll find a solution to this problem. Of course Ellen is our valedictorian—she's as smart as a whip.
See also: smart, whip
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