street smart

street-smart

[street-smahrt]
adjective
possessing or showing street smarts.

Origin:
1965–70

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  1. mod.
    wise in the ways of urban life; wise in the ways of tough neighborhoods. : Bess wasn't street smart enough to survive by herself.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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