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Having or showing intelligence:‘a brainy discussion’‘she was brainy, except for maths’
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- ‘As a general rule, the more prestigious the private school, the more aggressively brainy the kids.’
- ‘We were broken into 7 classes, one of which was us brainy kids.’
- ‘Trapped, not by a zoo collector but by his own brainy brilliance, he has set himself up in a huge restless menagerie where he is in constant danger of cracking under the strain.’
- ‘In fact, women who are beautiful and brainy often try to play down their intelligence.’
- ‘It may be too bright, too brainy for popular consumption, but I think they're looking at at it very seriously now.’
- ‘The brainy guys had their say, and while I didn't agree with everything they said, it was still cool that they were discussing and endorsing some of the ideas in the book.’
- ‘One headline described her as blonde, brainy and ready to rumble.’
- ‘He was brainy, he attended all extra-curricular activities that involved intelligence and he wore his hair gelled.’
- ‘The old plot was that you could be entrepreneurial and brilliant and brainy and win.’
- ‘If you remember 20 years ago, it was the norm that the pupils that couldn't keep up were put at the back of the class and the brainy ones were put to the front.’
- ‘As brainy as you are, Mr. Levitt, I expected better from you than this.’
- ‘The dancing is ace, but if psychoanalysis isn't your bowl of chutney, bring along a brainy friend to guide you through those pesky talky bits.’
- ‘Owning lots of books says we are brainy in this house.’
- ‘It was brilliant and brainy without being esoteric.’
- ‘I was one of those brainy kids who read too much and understood even less.’
- ‘It's tactical and brainy (unlike aquaerobics), and that means clever people do it.’
- ‘If you're usually the dumb cowboy, be the brainy city guy for once.’
- ‘I went for brainy, and proceeded to become much worse at various sports (not helped by the aforementioned asthma problem).’
- ‘And, of course, he's not just for grown-up brainy types either.’
- ‘Here is an authentic young woman at last - bold, bubbly and brainy.’
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