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A word is enough to the wise

An intelligent person can readily take a hint. Whoever is speaking to him knows that he does not need a long explanation. The Latin version is verbum sat sapienti, but we usually omit sat (enough) and abbreviate the rest to verb. sap. in such contexts as:

‘Verb. sap.’ he said when she tried to explain. ‘I can guess the rest.’

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