a word to the wise

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Definition of a word to the wise

used to say that one is about to give someone advice or a warningA word to the wise: never sign a contract without reading it first.

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“A word to the wise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20word%20to%20the%20wise. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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