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box clever

Definition of box clever in English:

British informal Act so as to outwit someone: she had to box clever, let Adam think she had accepted what he said
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  • Not quite running scared, but definitely boxing clever, Dods admits there were celebrations in the Inverness dressing room when the draw for this weekend's round of the Scottish Cup was made.
  • After all Holmes has been boxing clever for years.
  • Fencers are boxing clever in bid to make a point over funding
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