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whip-smart

Syllabification: whip-smart

Definition of whip-smart in English:

adjective

informal , chiefly North American
Very quick-witted and intelligent: a private eye is expected to be whip-smart and tough as nails Allen’s whip-smart dialogue
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  • Amusing, instantly likable, and whip-smart, he's in possession of a life so unconventional and fantastical, it's more twisted than fiction.
  • He is whip-smart, financially successful, and a magnet for women.
  • Much of the pleasure derives from Mamet's whip-smart dialogue and the enjoyment the actors take in playing it out.

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