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Having the experience and knowledge necessary to deal with the potential difficulties or dangers of life in an urban environment.‘a street-smart hustler on a motorcycle’
- ‘I'm all street-smart about it and don't turn my head or respond, but a quick peek reveals that he's not addressing me at all.’
- ‘The street-smart kid smiled at me, holding out his hand.’
- ‘You've got to be a little street-smart to pull it off around here.’
- ‘Imagine if I had been a street-smart black teenager.’
- ‘But sadly, they are not street-smart as those ‘bound coolies’ were.’
- ‘‘The Connection links curious, engaged listeners to street-smart conversation about the events and ideas that challenge the nation and broaden its culture,’ says its blurb.’
- ‘Hakman's very street-smart, instinctual, with a total survivor mentality.’
- ‘He's a sharp guy with a street-smart Brooklyn attitude.’
- ‘During that early time, he had a musical persona that was street-smart swagger mixed with affection for all the losers and down-and-outs.’
- ‘Designers endlessly loot the iconography, innovations and raw materials of military dress to create a new fashion that is robust, functional, provocative and street-smart.’
- ‘Through his social network of similarly constricted men of color, he acquires street-smart mobility and can access, for example, beforehand knowledge of a hit on a Filipino family.’
- ‘The result is an explosive, percussive, street-smart energy that has not been rearranged or finessed through the lens of modern and ballet techniques.’
- ‘He waved his hands around in what was supposed to be a very street-smart way.’
- ‘She had gotten the better of the street-smart woman.’
- ‘The street-smart modern piece, performed on pointe, premiered in the company's London season last spring under a different and less-appropriate title.’
- ‘In the early 1990s, he chiselled out a career by creating street-smart, brooding soundtracks for movies that only existed in his roaming imagination, swiftly becoming critically adored in the process.’
- ‘The result is a pared-down, street-smart encounter between African-American cultural forms and the naked truth of love and death that undergirds Shakespeare's plot.’
- ‘They gave him everything he had hoped for as a researcher, and more; Hawa was street-smart and well-travelled, and had moved through all sections of society and among all races.’
- ‘The street-smart cop initially wants nothing to do with the ambitious, sophisticated lawyer, but he soon realizes she might be his only chance to save himself.’
- ‘Contrary to the impression given by her street-smart ways, she's always been plagued by nerves.’
The experience and knowledge necessary to deal with the potential difficulties or dangers of life in an urban environment.‘take the advice of somebody who's got a little more street smarts than you’
- ‘He wants better, but knows the most he can rely on is street smarts and skills.’
- ‘To succeed, New England needs both - well-trained minds and hungry, grasping people whose work ethic and street smarts allow them to produce economic bounty.’
- ‘But eventually, like all of Furst's leading men, Szara survives where others have perished, thanks to native intelligence, a nose for danger, and street smarts.’
- ‘Their only real legacy, as Asbury makes clear, was to pass on their street smarts to a newer type of gangster who, in the 20th century, would turn organized crime into a warped reflection of American free enterprise.’
- ‘Do universities deliver work-ready graduates who combine academic knowledge with the necessary street smarts to make the front page.’
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