know better than

know better than
know better than be wise enough to avoid doing something.
Main Entry: know

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  • know better than to — know better (than to (do something)) 1. to be wise enough to behave in a more responsible or acceptable way. It was a stupid thing to do, and I thought she knew better. You know better than to interrupt when someone else is talking. Usage notes:… …   New idioms dictionary

  • know better than — be wise or polite enough to avoid doing a particular thing you ought to know better than to ask that …   Useful english dictionary

  • know better than to do something — know better (than to (do something)) 1. to be wise enough to behave in a more responsible or acceptable way. It was a stupid thing to do, and I thought she knew better. You know better than to interrupt when someone else is talking. Usage notes:… …   New idioms dictionary

  • know better (than than to do something) — know better (than that/than to do sth) idiom to be sensible enough not to do sth • He knows better than to judge by appearances. Main entry: ↑knowidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • know better (than that to do something) — know better (than that/than to do sth) idiom to be sensible enough not to do sth • He knows better than to judge by appearances. Main entry: ↑knowidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • know better than — be wise enough to avoid doing something. → know …   English new terms dictionary

  • know better than that — be able to do better …   English contemporary dictionary

  • know better — To be wiser, better instructed (than to do this or that) • • • Main Entry: ↑know * * * know better see ↑know, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑better know better 1 : to be smart or sensible enough not to do something …   Useful english dictionary

  • know better — (than to (do something)) 1. to be wise enough to behave in a more responsible or acceptable way. It was a stupid thing to do, and I thought she knew better. You know better than to interrupt when someone else is talking. Usage notes: sometimes… …   New idioms dictionary

  • know better — know you should not do that    Why did you take the candy? You know better than to steal …   English idioms

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