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The other night I was watching NCIS and one of the characters complimented a young woman, saying “you are wise beyond your years“.
To say “you are wise beyond your years” is Â quite a compliment. (Not complement, compliment. Complement” means the quantity to make something complete. ”Compliment” is a praise”)
What is the meaning of “wise beyond your years”?
“Wise beyond your years” means that one possess a level of wisdom, maturity, or intelligence which is uncommon for someone at that age. It means that someone has some common sense or savvy that’s not typical at their point in life.
Examples: “Abby, you express maturity and insights that few teenagers possess, you are wise beyond your years.”
“As a high school sophomore, Art is taking four AP classes. He is wise beyond his years.”
Do you know someone who is wise beyond their years? If so, use this phrase in a sentence with an example in the comment section. If you are able to master English idioms, your friends will think you are wise beyond your years!
How do you say “wise beyond your years” in Chinese?