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none the wiser

Completely unaware of something due to information not being uniformly disclosed or because other parties have intentionally withheld it; Can also mean: unable to grasp, understand, or comprehend something even after having been adequately briefed

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  • Archaic in origin. Likely a derivative of the phrase, ‘never the wiser’
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Since she got the administrative position, Julia had been taking the bus to work because she’d lost her driver’s license prior to being hired. She had taken to letting her bosses think she drove a green Mercedes, always parked towards the back of the lot, and hoped they’d continue to be none the wiser.

Submitted by JokerGem on May 31, 2024

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