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  • v. Used in negative (usually) to say that a person is alert and always able to take advantage of any situation.

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Examples

  • Her inspection of me complete, she took my hand and led me on a tour of the room, the apparent purpose of which was to link me to my possessions: Aunt Imelda's locket, my father's missal, et cetera and because a degree nurse doesn't miss a trick where her patient is concerned the vacant nearly-white mark on the third finger of my left hand.

    the mission song

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