a word to the wise is sufficient


a word to the wise is sufficient
if someone is intelligent he only needs to be told once

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • (a) word to the wise is sufficient. — A word to the wise (is sufficient). something that you say when you are going to give someone some advice. A word to the wise if you re going to drive, don t go on a Friday night until after the rush hour traffic …   New idioms dictionary

  • a word to the wise is sufficient — a wise person understands when he hears a key word    I can t discuss the plan, but a word to the wise is sufficient: progress …   English idioms

  • a word to the wise is enough — Now often abbreviated to a word to the wise. Cf. L. verbum sat sapienti, a word is sufficient to a wise man; also verb. sap. a 1513 DUNBAR Poems (1979) 206 Few wordis may serve the wyis. 1546 J. HEYWOOD Dialogue of Proverbs II. vii. 14v Fewe… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • (a) word to the wise. — A word to the wise (is sufficient). something that you say when you are going to give someone some advice. A word to the wise if you re going to drive, don t go on a Friday night until after the rush hour traffic …   New idioms dictionary

  • sufficient — [sə fish′ənt] adj. [ME < L sufficiens, prp. of sufficere: see SUFFICE] 1. as much as is needed; equal to what is specified or required; enough 2. competent; well qualified; able sufficiently adv. SYN. SUFFICIENT and ENOUGH agree in describing… …   English World dictionary

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  • sufficient — see sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof a word to the wise is enough …   Proverbs new dictionary

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  • The Protocols of the Elders of Zion — ( Protocols of the wise men of Zion , Library of Congress s Uniform Title; ru. Протоколы сионских мудрецов , or Сионские протоколы ; see also other titles) is an antisemitic tract alleging a Jewish and Masonic plot to achieve world domination. It …   Wikipedia


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