You had the chance; 'twould have served me right for playing the smart Aleck.
“That sounds suspiciously like trying to be a Smart Aleck,” I retorted.
It was the history of all smart Aleck's, and there is no use of going into details.
After some smart Aleck has written it up as an English comp.
Probably some "Smart Aleck" of a district judge can explain.
A neighbor of mine, a hardware man, told me an instance of the smart Aleck a few days ago.
To this they sent a 'Smart Aleck' letter, and when we drew on them allowed our draft to be returned.
Oh, I've got a little business to transact with Reeves and some other smart Aleck downtown.
"Thought hisself a smart Aleck, I reckon," remarked the hunter, with continual contempt.
De one dat do dat was just a smart aleck and de cap'n of de crowd shame him and make him slink 'way, out de house.