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having or showing a clever awareness and resourcefulness in practical matters

careful in the use of material resources

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showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others

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If you go the alternate media route, one of the canniest media consultants in the country is Iris Shokoff who offers this advice:
A young newcomer, Bob (Peter Facinelli), is shocked by Larry's needling, profane demeanor; Bob is a devout Christian and apparently naive, but he may turn out to be the canniest salesman in the room.
Perhaps one of Peterson's canniest personnel coups was the hiring of Pauline R.
By its own admission, its canniest and most enlightened counsel concerns 9- to 11-year-olds and the pedagogy is calm and rational.
Perhaps the canniest non-entertainment investment Rank ever made was 40 years ago when the company bought a one-third interest in distributing Xerox products outside North and South America.
The weekly puppet show Spitting Image may poke regular fun at the Royals, but Bennett's Elizabeth II emerged as the canniest of critics, as adept at spotting fraudulent human beings (the spy Sir Anthony Blunt, her art advisor) as fraudulent works of art.
Kanin's canniest inspiration was to make the heroine of his story the mistress rather than the wife of the junkyard tycoon.
But even you, at your canniest, couldn't possibly know enough to make wise suggestions.
But the Sandero certainly won't leave you "Stranded at the drive-in, branded a fool," as Travolta sung in Sandy - because this is one of the canniest car buys of all.
Mere weeks into his Anfield career, the England international has proven his free transfer from Manchester City could be the canniest business of the summer.
That's not behaviour you would expect from Dermot Weld, the canniest of trainers who has been forced to conduct something of a dance of the seven veils with Free Eagle over the past couple of years.
Perhaps no stand-up obsesses more compulsively than Brody Stevens, a 43-year-old un-funnyman whose canniest career move has been a nervous breakdown.
The canniest of designers will include items in their collections that fit the mantra buy-now-wear-now allowing us to indulge in a purchase that we don''t have to mothball until the temperatures drop below freezing.
To celebrate the launch of Karcher''s full Window Vac range, we are on the look-out for the UK''s canniest cleaner.