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Slang definitions & phrases for get smart

get smart

verb phrase

To become wisely aware of one's situation, the possibilities, etc; wise up: Tell him if he doesn't get smart he'll get clobbered (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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