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Too clever by half

Posted by Fred Helmholz on January 04, 2009 at 09:28

"Too clever by half". It would seem that the current meaning is that the excessive cleverness has undermined the result that the cleverness was intended to achieve. So what's the origin or am I wrong about the current usage?