One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used ironically to suggest that someone's action is not well judged.‘in their wisdom they decided to dispense with him’
- ‘We offered Steven a very lucrative contract but Steven and his advisers have, in their wisdom, decided against it.’
- ‘This morning upon crossing into England I discovered that someone, somewhere in local authority, in their wisdom, had decided that despite the weather forecast grit would not be spread on the roads.’
- ‘Yes, in their wisdom, rather than spend a little money to fix the holes in their device, they're spending a lot of money to hunt down their critics and sue them.’
- ‘Council, in their wisdom, said they needed more information, which was a little frustrating for us.’
- ‘To my mind, the ultimate responsibility lies with the various planning committees, which have, in their wisdom, or ignorance, over the years, allowed the new buildings to be built at ground level.’
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