a wise head on young shoulders

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a wise head on young shoulders

A young person who acts or speaks like an older person. Katie may only be 13, but she is so insightful. She's really got a wise head on young shoulders. Tommy seems like an wise head on young shoulders since he's always repeating the outdated phrases he hears from his grandmother.
See also: head, on, shoulder, wise, young
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