Francis wants the church leaders to wise up to the fact that a judgmental approach will empty the pews at an even faster rate.
The question remains as to whether their Republican candidates will ever wise up to the same conclusion.
Maybe this time women in different genres will wise up to this and present a more united front.
Of one thing he felt assured, that it was in no wise up to him to speak or do first.
I told Greenback to wise up his boy, as look at the trouble that got caused.
Or, you can wise up now and fix Dakota before he gets a chance at you.
Ive never missed an opportunity of seeing a Big League game and trying to wise up on the methods of the players.
And they are wise up to the very point of believing only the things they have seen.
Up it & like wise up the St. Croix are saw mills, as that country abounds with Pine.
Old English wis, from Proto-Germanic *wisaz (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian wis, Old Norse viss, Dutch wijs, German weise "wise"), from past participle adjective *wittos of PIE root *weid- "to see," hence "to know" (see vision). Slang meaning "aware, cunning" first attested 1896. Related to the source of Old English witan "to know, wit."
A wise man has no extensive knowledge; He who has extensive knowledge is not a wise man. [Lao-tzu, "Tao te Ching," c.550 B.C.E.]Wise guy is attested from 1896, American English. Wisenheimer, with mock German or Yiddish surname suffix, first recorded 1904.
"way of proceeding, manner," Old English wise, ultimately from the same source as wise (adj.). Cf. Old Saxon wisa, Old Frisian wis, Danish vis, Middle Dutch wise, Dutch wijs, Old High German wisa, German Weise "way, manner." Most common in English now as a suffix (e.g. likewise). For sense evolution from "to see" to "way of proceeding," cf. cognate Greek eidos "form, shape, kind," also "course of action." Ground sense is "to see/know the way."
A person who exerts influence, esp in a covert way; operator: Grunewald, bigtime wirepuller in the tangled Washington bureaucracy (1833+)