Even in the chaos, I could still manage the smart-ass remark.
In fact, the smart-ass speeches go on and on and on, the actors seemingly in love with the sound of their voices.
If it's not pollsters, it's some smart-ass blogger trying to provoke us to say something against blacks or gays or Mexicans.
Every woman on the planet has sass and smart-ass qualities in them, but it seems sometimes only black women are defined by it.
It was a geek accent, and it made you sound like a smart-ass instead of a sharp operator.
: I asked you to come here to give us advice, not smart-aleck talk
[perhaps fr Aleck Hoag, a thief whose fate was described in an 1844 book by George Wilkes]