wise as Solomon

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(as) wise as Solomon

Exceptionally wise, discerning, or sound in judgment. A reference to the biblical King Solomon, renowned for his wisdom. She is considered as wise as Solomon and has become something of a matriarch within the community. You'd think he'd be wise as Solomon after so many years in this industry, but he's still a careless old fool.
See also: Solomon, wise
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

*wise as Solomon

 and *wise as an owl
very wise. (*Also: as ~.) If you are in trouble, get Chris to advise you. He's as wise as Solomon. This is a difficult problem. You'd need to be as wise as an owl to be able to solve it.
See also: Solomon, wise
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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We've all heard someone described as "as cunning as a fox" or "as wise as an owl." These expressions are derived from nature.