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streetwise

adjective uk   /ˈstriːt.waɪz/ (US also street-smart) us  
able to deal successfully with dangerous or difficult situations in big towns or cities where there is a lot of crime: McDonald was as streetwise as any of the criminals he had investigated.Wise and sensible
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