wise apple

wise apple

A smug, sarcastic person who constantly tries to upstage others (usually to their annoyance). Does that kid ever shut up? He's a real wise apple. Quit making rude comments like that, or people will think you're a wise apple.
See also: apple, wise
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A wise apple grower starts by learning which pests and diseases are causes for local concern, and then acts on each condition with targeted understanding.