any the wiser

idiom

Definition of any the wiser

1 : knowing or understanding more about something used in negative statements The investigation has been going on for months, and we're still not any the wiser about the true cause of the accident.
2 used in negative statements to describe someone who is not at all aware of something that has happened We left early, and no one was any the wiser.

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