live by one's wits

idiom

: to survive by doing clever and sometimes dishonest things
Out in the jungle, with no food or shelter, he had to live by his wits.
a young thief who lives by her wits

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“Live by one's wits.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/live%20by%20one%27s%20wits. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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