eagle eye
/ˈiːɡəl ˈaɪ/
someone who is keenly aware or observant
smart / sharp cookie
/smˈɑːɹt ʃˈɑːɹp kˈʊki/
a person who is clever and has a strong personality
on the ball
/ɑːnðə bˈɔːl/
quick to comprehend and respond to things
the sharpest tool in the shed / box
/ðə ʃˈɑːɹpəst tˈuːl ɪnðə ʃˈɛd bˈɑːks/
used to refer to someone who shows signs of great intelligence
a good head on one's shoulders
/ɐ ɡˈʊd hˈɛd ˌɑːn wˈʌnz ʃˈoʊldɚz/
used to refer to someone who has a good judgment and is intelligent enough to make wise decisions
to be no / nobody's / no one's fool
/biː nˈoʊ ɔːɹ nˈoʊbɑːdiz ɔːɹ nˈoʊ wˈʌnz fˈuːl/
to avoid foolish actions through wisdom and good judgement
(as) sharp as a razor
/æz ʃˈɑːɹp æz ɐ ɹˈeɪzɚ/
used to refer to someone who is very intelligent and is able to think and decide very quickly
(as) bright as a (new) button
/æz ɔːɹ bɹˈaɪt æz ɐ nˈuː ɔːɹ bˈʌʔn̩/
used to refer to someone who is intelligent or sharp enough to quickly understand things
to come naturally to sb/sth
/kˈʌm nˈætʃɚɹəli tʊ ˌɛsbˈiː slˈæʃ ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
to be born with or naturally posses a particular talent or ability
green thumb
/ɡɹˈiːn θˈʌm/
a person's natural talent or ability to make plants grow efficiently
a man for all seasons
/ɐ mˈæn fɔːɹ ˈɔːl sˈiːzənz/
a male individual who is successful and talented in a variety of fields
dab hand
/dˈæb hˈænd/
an individual who excels at a specific type of activity
wise owl
/wˈaɪz ˈaʊl/
someone who possesses great wisdom and good judgment, often referred to old people
(as) wise as an owl
/æz wˈaɪz æz ɐn ˈaʊl/
used to refer to someone who is exceptionally knowledgeable and has a good sense of judgment
in one's blood
/ɪn wˈʌnz blˈʌd/
(of an ability or skill) existing in an individual from birth
bright spark
/bɹˈaɪt spˈɑːɹk/
a person with high intelligence
to have / get one's head screwed on (the right way)
/hæv ɡɛt wˈʌnz hˈɛd skɹˈuːd ˌɑːn ðə ɹˈaɪt wˈeɪ/
to be a realistic and sensible individual
book smart
/bˈʊk smˈɑːɹt/
an educated person who has extensive knowledge on a subject through reading and studying
(as) sharp as a tack
/æz ʃˈɑːɹp æz ɐ tˈæk/
(of a person) having or showing a high level of intelligence
number cruncher
/nˈʌmbɚ kɹˈʌntʃɚ/
someone who is very good with numbers and calculations, particularly one who is suited for accounting
to be quick on the uptake
/biː kwˈɪk ɑːnðɪ ˈʌpteɪk/
(of a person) to understand things very quickly
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