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    goodstudent is offline Member
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    Default Meaning of smart a?

    Is there something called smart Alex?

    What does smart Alex mean?

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    Default Re: Meaning of smart a?

    I'm more familiar with "smart Alec" than "smart Alex," and it's a euphemism for "smart a**" -- a know-it-all, a "wisecracker," perhaps someone being a bit sassy.

    a smart alec - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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