informal , chiefly North American Very quick-witted and intelligent: despite some of the things he says, he’s smart as a whip
More example sentences
- Smart as a whip, he has a real knack for always being in the right place at the right time.
- We've had newspaper guys, previously steely eyed and smart as a whip, turn to jelly at the mere prospect of a dip in his pool.
- Now you're equipped with hints that will make you look smart as a whip in class.
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