Definition of Too clever by half

1. Adjective. (idiomatic of a person, plan, theory, etc.) Shrewd but flawed by overthinking or excessive complexity, with a resulting tendency to be unreliable or unsuccessful. ¹



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Too Clever By Half

tontines
tontons
tonus
tonuses
tony
too
too-careful
too-generous
too-greedy
too bad
too bad, so sad
too big for one's boots
too big for one's breeches
too big for one's britches
too big to fail
too clever by half (current term)
too hot to hold
too large
too little
too little, too late
too many cooks spoil the broth
too much
too much(p)
too much bed makes a dull head
too much information
too much of a good thing
too posh to push
too rich for one's blood
too soon
tooart

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