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be too clever by half

to be too ​confident of ​your own ​intelligence in a way that ​annoys other ​people: She was too clever by ​half - always ​correcting the ​teacher or coming back with a ​smartanswer.
(Definition of be too clever by half from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “be too clever by half”
in Chinese (Simplified) 聪明过头了…
in Chinese (Traditional) 聰明過頭了…
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