smart alec


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Smart Alec then asked, and John, mesmerised by the money-spinning promise, nodded.
You'd better be funny," says the Smart Alec to Rachel.
The Muppet Show has so many iconic characters, lines, songs, and catchphrases it's impossible to pick just one for a smart Alec intro.
Okay, the last one was sneaked in and is totally irrelevant, but this is Smart Alec Corner - and I'd run out of Yanks
Last night a former cop, who helped snare McDonald at the Poa San, said: "Perhaps, as this smart Alec enjoyed Friday night there, it reminded him of the fact we were smarter than him.
But these days, Richard Dreyfuss is less a pompous smart alec than a self-deprecating survivor, an actor who has sailed the seas of drug addiction and lousy career choices and landed safely on his feet.
The questions are devised in such a way that a slightly thick person could still be successful and a well-educated smart alec could lose.
I like a game to have a clear right answer, written on a card in black and white, to rule out any possibility of smart Alec argument or negotiation.
Desmond Tutu (pictured) "For years, well-meaning health fanatics have been attempting to slash and burn GM crops as if they were the very spawn of Satan, only for another Smart Alec to tell us that those selfsame GM foods are the gateway to perfect health"- Sir Terry Wogan.
Damn that smart alec with his wisecracks and smouldering handsome features.
I scanned his face for an evil grin and waited for some smart alec punch-line.
If a Smart Alec is someone who is clever, what does that make you lot?
Now, who on earth is the smart Alec who thought of this one?
Smart Alec, trained by Luca Cumani, makes it two from two at Newmarket to earn a 20-1 quote for the Guineas.