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having or showing a clever awareness and resourcefulness in practical matters

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showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others

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characterized by great caution and wariness

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exciting to see open While it's refreshing and exciting to see open football when it favours the better technical team, it will no doubt have its downfalls against better, cagier players in the Inter ranks come February.
A cagier second half disrupted by substitutions followed, before Defoe produced a timely piece of quality to snatch victory, smashing into the top corner from the edge of the area.
amp; Albion played a cagier fight - soaking up pressure then hitting Wolves with pace and guile on the break.
The Gers defender has backed boss Walter Smith's cagier approach to their home ties in the Champions League after losing three times at Ibrox last year to Sevilla, Unirea Urziceni and Stuttgart.
A cagier second 45 then ensued, halfchances occurring at alternating ends.
Not surprisingly, the report concluded that women players were altogether cagier, more considered, sorts who display a greater tendency to put their brains into gear before making a move.
Ortiz, meanwhile, plays Anita as a would-be schemer who probably isn't any cagier than she appears.
At the same time, you can't help but notice that the Bard is a bit cagier than that: Witness Falstaff's subversive humor, Richard III's creepy Machiavellian attractiveness, the playwright's ambivalence in the presentation of both Richard II and Bolingbroke (Shakespeare obviously admires the latter more, even though his actions start all the trouble), and the relentlessly brutal depictions of violence (particularly in the Henry VI plays, with the decapitations of Suffolk, Cade and York; the murder of York's child; and the disquieting depictions of "a Son that hath kill'd his father" and the "Father that hath kill'd his son," dragging the respective bodies across the stage).
In Ayhan's absence, the 1500m was always going to be a cagier affair.
The decider was a cagier affair which Stevens always controlled and a brilliant long red with the cue ball awkwardly positioned in the jaws of a pocket proved the decisive ball.
If the first leg at Craven Cottage was cagier than a zoo, neither goalkeeper was kept waiting to excel.
Both teams have been among the goals in pre-season but against lowly opposition and this should be a cagier affair.
When Jasmine acts even cagier, Anita dials Jason's number and at that moment, Jasmine's phone rings.
Defeat for either side here, then, would be desperate so the cricket was mostly cagey, sometimes very cagey and, in bursts, cagier than you could shake a stick at.
Fast forward to yesterday and Price was playing a cagier game.