wiseacre


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wiseacre

n. a jerk; a wiseguy. We’ve got ways of dealing with a wiseacre like you!
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In deflecting that attention, he can be a fast-talking wiseacre one minute, a short-tempered growler the next.
A hand-lettered sign posted by some wiseacre doesn't help: "Abandon hope all ye who enter here.
Bernie Ecclestone, the Formula One wiseacre who has seen them all, the champs and the chumps, has no second thoughts about Sebastian Vettel, the sport's latest sensation.
When Vince Alicandri installed me as Tax Executives Institute's 2009-2010 International President in early August, the wiseacre in me prompted two quips:
Good thing this wasn't an engineering conference, or some wiseacre would have shouted, "Pick any two
The LFL, smartly, has tucked its brand persona into a tranche populated by wiseacre sports commentators and testosterone.
You might think a wiseacre like me would have watched it on television.
11) Fontane believes an author can be palpably present in his fiction without leaching vitality from what he depicts, and argues (in a letter to Spielhagen) that although the author does well to avoid the roles of judge, preacher, and wiseacre, it is unfeasible for him to silence his own voice altogether.
Additionally, the occasional wiseacre would ask, "Well, then, how come William H.
The acre in wiseacre was originally yaeger, which meant 'fool' O, aeger is related to jester).
Lorelei's wiseacre pal Dorothy (played by Russell in the film) is one of the most psychologically healthy characters in modern fiction and is the subject of a sequel, But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (1928).
The novel traces the adolescent development of Duddy (ne David) Kravitz from his earliest days as a wiseacre tormenting his high school teachers on the snowy streets of Montreal, to his amateur business ventures, and concluding with his first major success as a "big time operator.
As Mary (adorned with a halo uncommon in Caravaggio) caresses Him, herself propped on her elbow on the straw-littered mud of the stable lit only by the open door, a red-faced wiseacre with expansive hands offers her advice which she would probably be unwise to follow.
I have this fear (well founded) that my wiseacre neighbor will make me an Internet star.
That might be a difference that that young wiseacre critic fifty or so years ago failed to recognize.