smart aleck


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an upstart who makes conceited, sardonic, insolent comments

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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.
According to the RCFP, Las Cruces Municipal Court Judge James Locatelli had written a letter to the editor saying he and Judge Melissa Miller-Byrnes were "tired of seeing intoxicated drivers and other offenders go free because the prosecution is not doing its job," and Miller-Byrnes was quoted calling an assistant attorney "a smart ass, a smart aleck who has interfered with the administration of justice.
by only going to the bathroom once a day," she tried not to be a smart aleck, but: "I couldn't resist a little under-my-breath comment like, 'OK, well, then, call me Sister Mary Bladder Infection.
Stewart was a self-confessed smart aleck while in high school in Lawrence, N.
One can oppose something without talking or writing as a smart aleck.
And I'm reminded of a conversation I had in college, when I was an industrious smart aleck.
Clerk thinks he's being a smart aleck & says again the same way "father's name?
I didn't say that during the Senate debate, of course, because some smart aleck would have asked how I'd feel about having my tax money being used to help, say, an art museum in Vermont that wants to do a big show called "Brownish Rope: A Macrame Retrospective.
GEX, a smart aleck who combines a Bart Simpson attitude with a vocabulary of witty pop cultural illusions, is fast becoming one of the most visible electronic game characters.
Don't be a smart aleck, don't give us the runaround,' said Gordon, adding that the Senate had been 'very liberal' with him, giving him the free pass after missing three hearings while he was in Canada.
A smart aleck child of the Boston streets, Magnus Chase, on the day of his sixteenth birthday, discovers some pretty odd and amazing things about himself.
That means avoiding the temptation to be an irritating know-it-all or a smart aleck, as he was with Hillary Clinton four years ago when he infamously observed that she was "likable enough.