smart aleck


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an upstart who makes conceited, sardonic, insolent comments

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Reporters, whether familiar faces or strangers, could expect to be teased by smart aleck answers and putdowns to earnest questions.
Some smart aleck is now thinking, "But Duke lives in Montana.
A smart aleck might chime in and say, "Gee, I am surprised it was so high." The common wisdom is, "Why would a lawyer choose to join an existing or potential client board?
Then some Smart Aleck averred Bob Dylan would have failed to qualify for the show.
If you like crude jokes and smart aleck asides - bingo!
they're free at the library, that my smart aleck cousin
Likely just playful goading of us locals by the smart aleck.
It was short work for a smart aleck to twist that to the Fat Men's Great Books Class, and that's the name that stuck.
Her portrayal of the local males as smart aleck, chauvinist pigs pretty much punctures the old noblesabra stereotype.
Along the way we're treated to a soundtrack played by melancholy folk singers we've never heard of (nor will hear of again), a few too many shots of unhappy people sitting around drinking on their own and smart aleck dialogue that never quite hits the mark.
If you ask anyone who knows me whether I am smart, the response will be, "Yeah, she's smart--a smart aleck." That's probably why one friend spotted a mug she thought had my name written all over it ("If you can't say anything nice, at least make it funny") and had to buy it for me.
And please, I am not trying to be a smart aleck, just wondering, because there just might be a bigger market out there for one.
We've upset the balance between Iran and Iraq because some smart aleck in the State Department had a theory.
Both have difficult home lives; smart aleck Mick finds solace in reading, despite his alcoholic father, while tough guy Boot, who loves playing guitar, tries to avoid his physically abusive dad.
This show has the same sort of snappy dialogue and endearingly smart aleck cast, helping it come close to realizing its serious potential.