Definition of 'canny'
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Canny buyers will seek the latter. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Their captain is far too canny for that. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Turning a spare bedroom into a dressing room can also be a canny move. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He is too canny and political for that. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He has proved a canny investor in restaurants. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She is far too canny for that. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This may go down as a canny move but for now simply looks provocative. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But canny investors would do well to compare the returns on each before investing. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Some canny moves in the three weeks until the end of the current tax year can save you thousands of pounds. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Owners who bought new tend to keep them and second-hand cars get snapped up by canny buyers. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Whisper it, but there may be some boosts for canny investors. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Now they are far more canny and aware of genuine mainstream quality, and the growing audience that such cinema demands. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The canny punters might have been alive to the 40-1 winner's chance. The Sun (2014)Set against this backdrop, American policy looks rather canny in some ways. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It's just that the store's canny buyers have done the seeking for you. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But canny buyers are beginning to realise that the region has year-round appeal, too. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Trends of 'canny'
Used Occasionally. canny is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'canny'
British English: canny ADJECTIVE
A canny person is clever and able to think quickly.
He was far too canny to risk giving himself away.
Definition of canny from the Collins English Dictionary
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