worldly wiseman

noun, often capitalized both Ws
worldly wise·​man | \ -ˈwīzˌman, -mən \

Definition of worldly wiseman

: one wise in the ways of the world a worldly wiseman among idealists— R. M. Lovett

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worldly-wise + man

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“Worldly wiseman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/worldly%20wiseman. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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