any the wiser

idiom

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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“Any the wiser.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/any%20the%20wiser. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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