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Natural ability to cope with everyday matters; common sense.‘the police lacked the mother wit of city people’
initiative, resourcefulness, enterprise, imagination, imaginativeness, ingenuity, inventivenessView synonyms
- ‘But it's mainly women I confide in, turning to them for a deeper understanding of life's large and small moments and sharing mother wit, warmth and wisdom when I'm feeling down.’
- ‘With mother wit - and our safety guide - you'll sidestep these hazards.’
- ‘I'm talking about telling girls how to use their mother wit to negotiate their relationships.’
- ‘Unfortunately, in crowds it is stupidity and not mother wit that is accumulated.’
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