[ + to infinitive ] He was shrewd enough not to take the job when there was the possibility of getting a better one a few months later.
Thesaurus: synonyms and related words
- an old/a wise head on young shoulders idiom
- be a victory for common sense idiom
- no flies on sb idiom
- out of the mouths of babes (and sucklings) idiom
noun [ U ] uk /ˈʃruːd.nəs/ us /ˈʃruːd.nəs/