smack of sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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smack of sth

phrasal verb with smack uk   us   /smæk/ verb
If something ​smacks of an ​unpleasantquality, it ​seems to have that ​quality: The ​wholesituationsmacks of ​mismanagement and ​incompetence.
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