a word to the wise is sufficient

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A word to the wise is sufficient definition


Intelligent people can take hints; they don't need to have everything explained to them at great length.

Note: The phrase “a word to the wise” frequently accompanies a warning of some sort.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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