Arabic translation: يعتمد علي شطارته/يتكسب من شطارته/يعيش بشطارته
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English to Arabic translations [PRO] Social Sciences - Linguistics
English term or phrase:live by one's wits
Manage by clever expedience rather than hard work or wealth. For example, Alan's never held a steady job but manages to live by his wits. This expression uses wits in the sense of "keen mental faculties." http://www.answers.com/live by one's%20wits%20%20