Her smart, idiosyncratic genre movies go all the way back to the sly vampire flick Near Dark in 1987.
“There are responsibilities one cannot back away from,” he told reporters last week with his classic wink and sly smile.
The novel kind of ambles along, doing a sly impersonation of its protagonist.
The first Bond was more sober and serious than the sly and sometimes salacious super-agent first played by Sean Connery.
And yet, in his uncanny, intuitive way, he picked up whatever he needed to know, creating images that were knowing and sly.
"Perhaps he intended that to be the play," said Mrs. Charlston, with a sly wink looking to Fred.
De Bois, you sly fellow, you lucky dog, I never suspected you.
"She is sly, that old woman," he remarked, when his mother explained to him why breakfast was late.
Does he like your company, or do you only follow him on the sly, and keep out of sight?
Doa Angela gave a sly glance at her camarista, who was standing behind her.
c.1200, "skillful, clever, dexterous," from Old Norse sloegr "cunning, crafty, sly," from Proto-Germanic *slogis (cf. Low German slu "cunning, sly," German schlau), probably from base *slak- "to strike, hit" (see slay (v.)), with an original notion of "able to hit." Cf. German verschlagen "cunning, crafty, sly," schlagfertig "quick-witted," literally "strike-ready," from schlagen "to strike." A non-pejorative use of the word lingered in northern English dialect until 20c. On the sly "in secret" is recorded from 1812. Sly-boots "a seeming Silly, but subtil Fellow" is in the 1700 "Dictionary of the Canting Crew."