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Definition of street smarts noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

street smarts

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈstriːt smɑːts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstriːt smɑːrts//
 
[plural] (North American English, informal)
 
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the knowledge and experience that is needed to deal with the difficulties and dangers of life in a big city
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: street smarts