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Nouns:

INTELLIGENT PERSON
bear-leader
brain
egghead
gallon head (Black)
high-brow
know-it-all
longhair
marv
maven (Yiddish = connoisseur, expert)
pointy-head
razor
smart cookie
smartypants
wise guy
wisenheimer
old dog (Black = expert in given field)
culture-vulture, pseud (fake intellectual)
sponge (one who learns easily)

INTELLIGENCE:
brains
(little) grey cells
grey matter
gorm
gumption
horse sense
nous
savvy
saychel (Yiddish = common sense)
smart money
smarts

Verbs:

TO BE CLEVER:
be on the ball
have all one's marbles
have what it takes
know a hawk from a handsaw
know a shilling from sixpence
know a thing or two
know enough to come in out of the rain
know how many beans make five
know one's age
know one's ass from one's ankle (elbow)
know one's ass from a hole in the ground
know one's boxes
know one's eccer (Australian)
know one's kit
know one's onions
know one's way about
know something
know up from down
know what's what
know what's happening
know what time it is
know where one's ass hangs
know whether one is Arthur or Martha (Australian)
know whether it's pancake Tuesday or half-past breakfast time
know which way is up
use one's loaf
to know where the bodies are buried

Adjectives:

INTELLIGENT:
all there
not so dumb
not so dusty
on the beam
there with the goods
smart

Adverbs/Phrases:

PHRASES
must have swallowed the dictionary
who slept in the knife box? (and thus is sharp)
He uses his head for more than a hat rack

 

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