“There are responsibilities one cannot back away from,” he told reporters last week with his classic wink and sly smile.
Her smart, idiosyncratic genre movies go all the way back to the sly vampire flick Near Dark in 1987.
The first Bond was more sober and serious than the sly and sometimes salacious super-agent first played by Sean Connery.
Perhaps her genius is best appreciated in her sly, aphoristic brevity.
She writes brilliantly and masterfully, with simultaneous dashing fervor and sly restraint.
The Master had a brother who used to preach to the Negroes on the sly.
The sly, wicked Mimi came slinking to the place where the dragon lay.
"Perhaps he intended that to be the play," said Mrs. Charlston, with a sly wink looking to Fred.
All the sly blabbing, all the vague chatter of sacristies resounded in his ears.
"She is sly, that old woman," he remarked, when his mother explained to him why breakfast was late.
c.1200, "skillful, clever, dexterous," from Old Norse sloegr "cunning, crafty, sly," from Proto-Germanic *slogis (cf. Low German slu "cunning, sly," German schlau), probably from base *slak- "to strike, hit" (see slay (v.)), with an original notion of "able to hit." Cf. German verschlagen "cunning, crafty, sly," schlagfertig "quick-witted," literally "strike-ready," from schlagen "to strike." A non-pejorative use of the word lingered in northern English dialect until 20c. On the sly "in secret" is recorded from 1812. Sly-boots "a seeming Silly, but subtil Fellow" is in the 1700 "Dictionary of the Canting Crew."