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He's such a smart alec !!!
Eliza There's going to be a quiz evening at the school next Saturday. Shall we go ?
Charles Why not ? The last time we went we had a lot of fun.
Eliza We certainly did. Our table won second prize, as I remember.
Charles Just one thing. we've got to make sure we're not on the same table as Derry and Jane.
Eliza Oh yes ! We don't want to be with them. He's such a smart alec.
Charles Yes, he thinks he knows the answer to everything. And she only encourages him.
Explanation :
 
Smart alec - Someone who tries to appear clever that annoys other people
 
 
 

On the verge of

Fill me in on the task

I am through working overtime

The numbers didn't add up

Give me the rundown

Cut-throat competition

See the work through

It is feasible

This item is sought-after

Sells like hot cakes

Look it up

Got it all planned out

I've lucked out

Speak your minds

On top of that

We spread out the news

He's all tied up

Keep an eye on

Stuck in traffic

Pricing and samples

Time is ticking away

We talked on the phone

I need to think it over

She's driving a hard bargain

Long-standing support

Production lead time

In no time

Expedite the payment

Defective goods

Work wonders

Get in contact with

You're making me blush

Keep you updated

Filled him in

I'll see to it

Grab a bite

The bottom line is quality

They are high-tech items

Our lead time is 14 days

Fit in with

Have a word with you

I am flattered by your praise

Well begun is half done

I am just a workaholic

Give me a hand

You reap what you sow

Keep track of

It's my treat

A tight schedule

Have a second thought

I've made up my mind

Fire away

It's no bother at all

With flying colors

 

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