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know-all

noun [C] uk   /ˈnəʊ.ɔːl/  us   /ˈnoʊ.ɑːl/ (also know-it-all) UK informal disapproving
a person who thinks that they know much more than other people
Translations of “know-all”
in Korean 아는 체 하는 사람…
in Arabic مَغرور بِمَعرِفته…
in Portuguese sabe-tudo…
in Catalan setciències…
in Japanese 知ったかぶりをする人…
in Italian sapientone, -a, saccente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 自以為無所不知的人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 自以为无所不知的人…
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