Definition of live by one's wits
- Out in the jungle, with no food or shelter, he had to live by his wits.
- a young thief who lives by her wits
: to be alive : have the life of an animal or plant
: to continue alive
: to maintain oneself : subsist
: having life : living
: existing in fact or reality : actual
: exerting force or containing energy: such as
: at the actual time of occurrence : during, from, or at a live production
: to come to know : learn
: mind, memory
: reasoning power : intelligence
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