When the now revered Ronald Reagan's house was on fire, one wise guy remarked: “they saved the books but the crayons melted.”
Afterward an ancient box wagon came rattling up, drawn by two champing cayuses, guided by Pake, the "wise guy" of the bush.
But the sergeant—say, my Pa knows him well—he's the wise guy.
But there always is—and I suppose always will be—the wise guy who thinks he can get away with anything.
Sometimes you hear a wise guy say: No, no thats contrary to human nature.
Maybe Jig Hollins, wise guy and big mouth, boosted their own selves quite a bit, by contrast.
"Of course he'll eat this red-headed gink," went on the first wise guy.
Opportunity is something a Fool waits for while the wise guy runs down the road to meet it.
The connection from where he was calling to earth, the wise guy said!
He was a wise guy in the sense that he could be disrespectful in a way that you would accept.