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street smarts

plural noun, Informal.
shrewd awareness of how to survive or succeed in any situation, especially as a result of living or working in a difficult environment, as a city ghetto neighborhood.
Origin of street smarts
1970-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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streets, the

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pound the pavement

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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