never the wiser

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Definition of never the wiser

used to describe someone who is not at all aware of something that has happened I left work early, and my boss was never the wiser.

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“Never the wiser.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/never%20the%20wiser. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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