sharp as a tack


sharp as a tack
(USA)
   If someone is as sharp as a tack, they are very clever indeed.
  (Dorking School Dictionary)
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   A person who is as sharp as a tack is able to think quickly and learn very fast.
   

You won't have to explain it to him twice. He's as sharp as a tack.


English Idioms & idiomatic expressions. 2014.

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  • sharp as a tack — (USA) If someone is as sharp as a tack, they are very clever indeed …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • sharp as a tack — {adj. phr.} 1. Very neatly and stylishly dressed * /That new boy always looks sharp as a tack in class./ 2. Very intelligent; smart; quick witted. * /Tom is sharp as a tack; he got 100 on every test./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sharp as a tack — {adj. phr.} 1. Very neatly and stylishly dressed * /That new boy always looks sharp as a tack in class./ 2. Very intelligent; smart; quick witted. * /Tom is sharp as a tack; he got 100 on every test./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sharp\ as\ a\ tack — adj. phr. 1. Very neatly and stylishly dressed That new boy always looks sharp as a tack in class. 2. Very intelligent; smart; quick witted. Tom is sharp as a tack; he got 100 on every test …   Словарь американских идиом

  • sharp as a tack — (as) sharp as a tack very intelligent. He may be old in years, but he s still as sharp as a tack and knows what he s talking about …   New idioms dictionary

  • sharp as a tack — adjective very intelligent When Mum died at nintey she was still as sharp as a tack. Everything else wore out …   Wiktionary

  • sharp as a tack — quick to understand, able to think quickly    He may be 85, but he s sharp as a tack plays chess every day …   English idioms

  • sharp as a tack — extremely clever or astute …   Useful english dictionary

  • as sharp as a tack — (as) sharp as a tack very intelligent. He may be old in years, but he s still as sharp as a tack and knows what he s talking about …   New idioms dictionary

  • be as sharp as a tack — American to be very intelligent. He may be old, but he s still as sharp as a tack …   New idioms dictionary