any the wiser

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Definition of any the wiser

1 : knowing or understanding more about something used in negative statementsThe 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 happenedWe 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 31 May. 2020.

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