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street smarts

noun [plural] uk   us   US
the ability to manage or succeed in difficult or dangerous situations, especially in big towns or cities: You don't have the street smarts to last ten minutes in New York without getting ripped off.
Translations of “street smarts”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指在都市的)生存能力,適應能力…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指在都市的)生存能力,适应能力…
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