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Re: All-rounder

Posted by ESC on September 10, 2003

In Reply to: All-rounder posted by Henry on September 10, 2003

: : Hi,
: : If a person has not only fighting skills but also intellectual abilities, for example, a detective, what can I call him/her in idiomatic English?
: : Thanks

: A cricketer who can bat and bowl is called an all-rounder.

The detective is book-smart and street smart. (Street smarts doesn't exactly mean skill in fighting but knowing enough to avoid trouble in the real world.)

Clark Kent/Superman.