Definition of clever Dick in English:

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clever Dick

Pronunciation:
(also clever clogs)

noun

British informal
A person who is irritatingly and ostentatiously knowledgeable or intelligent: she’s such a clever Dick—you can’t tell her anything
More example sentences
  • I would ban any clever clogs who has mastered either of those.
  • ‘Because, clever clogs,’ explained the owner sagely, ‘before I put up the sign people kept tripping over him on the way in.’
  • As we moved another furlong onward, I reflected that the clever clogs who first set the distance of the Blue Riband got it right.
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