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    #1

    Wise after the event

    Hello,

    Which idiom is used more?

    "It is easy to be wise after the event."

    "It is easy to be smart after the fact."


    Thanks a lot.
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    Re: Wise after the event

    In BrE, the first is more common. "Smart", meaning "clever/wise" isn't used as much in BrE as it is in AmE.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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