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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: Someone perceived to be intelligent or knowledgeable in an annoying way.
The term boots has been used for a fellow or a person since the early 1600s. From there we got the term clever boots and then clever clogs. Earliest documented use: 1866.
“In response to clients’ complaints about its able but arrogant employees, one management consultancy asked comedians to teach its clever clogs how to be less obnoxious (or at least come across as such).”
Funny Business; The Economist (London, UK); Aug 24, 2019.
See more usage examples of clever clogs in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Dreams heed no borders, the eyes need no visas. With eyes shut I walk across the line in time. All the time. -Gulzar, poet, lyricist, and film director (b. 18 Aug 1934)