clever clogs

noun

Definition of clever clogs

British, informal + disapproving
:a person who is clever in a way that is annoying

Word by Word Definitions

clever play
  1. : skillful or adroit in using the hands or body : nimble

  2. : mentally quick and resourceful

  3. : marked by wit or ingenuity

clog play clogs
  1. : a weight attached especially to an animal to hinder motion

  2. : something that shackles or impedes : encumbrance

  3. : a mass of material that blocks movement through a pipe or vessel

  1. : to impede with a clog : hinder

  2. : to halt or retard the progress, operation, or growth of : encumber

  3. : to fill beyond capacity : overload


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