Definition of mother wit in English:

mother wit

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[mass noun]
  • Natural ability to cope with everyday matters; common sense: the police lacked the mother wit of city people
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    • But it's mainly women I confide in, turning to them for a deeper understanding of life's large and small moments and sharing mother wit, warmth and wisdom when I'm feeling down.
    • Unfortunately, in crowds it is stupidity and not mother wit that is accumulated.
    • With mother wit - and our safety guide - you'll sidestep these hazards.

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