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wise Idioms & Phrases


baby-wise

  • adverb like a baby
    baby-like.
    • he cradled it, baby-wise, in his arms
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get wise

  • verb understand, usually after some initial difficulty
    get it; catch on; latch on; tumble; get onto; twig; cotton on.
    • She didn't know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on
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isaac mayer wise

  • noun United States religious leader (born in Bohemia) who united reform Jewish organizations in the United States (1819-1900)
    Wise.
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Penny wise

  • wise or prudent only in small matters; saving small sums while losing larger; used chiefly in the phrase, penny wise and pound foolish.
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penny-wise

  • adjective satellite thrifty in small matters only
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stephen samuel wise

  • noun United States Jewish leader (born in Hungary) (1874-1949)
    Wise.
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To make it wise

  • to make it a matter of deliberation. Obs. " We thought it was not worth to make it wise." Chaucer.
Webster 1913

way-wise

Way"-wise` adjective
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  1. Skillful in finding the way; well acquainted with the way or route; wise from having traveled.
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wise guy

  • noun an upstart who makes conceited, sardonic, insolent comments
    wisenheimer; wiseacre; weisenheimer; smart aleck.
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Wise in years

  • old enough to be wise; wise from age and experience; hence, aged; old. Obs.
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wise man

  • noun a wise and trusted guide and advisor
    mentor; wise man.
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wise men

  • noun (New Testament) the sages who visited Jesus and Mary and Joseph shortly after Jesus was born; the Gospel According to Matthew says they were guided by a star and brought gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh; because there were three gifts it is usually assumed that there were three of them
    Magi.
  • noun a wise and trusted guide and advisor
    mentor; wise man.
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wise to

  • adjective satellite evidencing the possession of inside information
    knowing; wise.
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wise up

  • verb get wise to
    • They wised up to it
  • verb cause someone to become aware of something
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wise-hearted

Wise"-heart`ed adjective
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  1. Wise; knowing; skillful; sapient; erudite; prudent. Ex. xxviii. 3.
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wise-like

Wise"-like` adjective
Definitions
  1. Resembling that which is wise or sensible; judicious.
    The only wise-like thing I heard anybody say. Sir W. Scott.
Webster 1913

worldly-wise

  • adjective satellite experienced in and wise to the ways of the world
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