Regardless of the mixed reviews, Sailors reflects on her decision as a smart move.
Of course not—smart employers will recognize the value in personal brand extension, and encourage it.
She reportedly told them, “Sophie Lyons is a hardened criminal, and too smart to be caught like this.”
His face told everything, but you had to be smart to understand his face.
But the emphasis was on smart and imaginative tactics and relentless follow-through.
smart was a sheep-dog that belonged to a Mr. Scott, who lived in Scotland.
And for five years, remembering them, I had been proud of being "smart."
Now, it wouldn't surprise me a bit if that smart old cat has been watching me, and saw when I went off some time ago.
In the ordinary business of life the smart man has had his day.
Garrity saw the act, and he took the smart chap by his coat collar and shook him as a terrier would a rat.
Old English smeortan "be painful," from Proto-Germanic *smarta- (cf. Middle Dutch smerten, Dutch smarten, Old High German smerzan, German schmerzen "to pain," originally "to bite"), from PIE *smerd- "pain," an extension of the root *mer- (2) "to rub; to harm" (cf. Greek smerdnos "terrible, dreadful," Sanskrit mardayati "grinds, rubs, crushes," Latin mordere "to bite"). Related: Smarted; smarting.
late Old English smeart "painful, severe, stinging; causing a sharp pain," related to smeortan (see smart (v.)). Meaning "executed with force and vigor" is from c.1300. Meaning "quick, active, clever" is attested from c.1300, from the notion of "cutting" wit, words, etc., or else "keen in bargaining." Meaning "trim in attire" first attested 1718, "ascending from the kitchen to the drawing-room c.1880" [Weekley]. For sense evolution, cf. sharp (adj.).
In reference to devices, the sense of "behaving as though guided by intelligence" (e.g. smart bomb) first attested 1972. Smarts "good sense, intelligence," is first recorded 1968. Smart cookie is from 1948.
"sharp pain," c.1200, from sharp (adj.). Cf. cognate Middle Dutch smerte, Dutch smart, Old High German smerzo, German Schmerz "pain."
The quality of something ''smarmy'': How to write pet stories, then, while skirting the swamps of smarm? (1937+)
Compare robust (smart programs can be brittle).