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    Exclamation idioms

    Hi)

    I've come across an idiom in the book I'm translating. 'll be grateful if you can help. The context is like that: You couldn't expect you pod-people family to get that through. They aren't the sharpest knives in the drawer.

    Thx a lot in advance.


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    Re: idioms

    "The sharpest knife in the drawer" means "the most intelligent person" (in a group, family, class, etc.)

    Sharp is often a synonym for "intelligent.'

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