Explore Thesaurus. You can say someone ' has an old head on young shoulders' or ' is an old head on young shoulders'. The rest is very good, though.
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The name 'mahatma' means 'great soul', and his philosophy of peaceful resistance is widely credited with having forced the peaceful end of British rule of India in 1947, the year before his death. Indian children dress like Mahatma Gandhi to mark the anniversary of his death in 1948. Brazilian footballer Pele, at 17, was the youngest player at the 1958 World Cup. If you want to convey the "good judgment" part.
You have a good head for [a particular subject]. Also heard: Wash your hands 29 May 2014. It has the same meaning as "have a knack for something".
When someone says "you have a good head for something" they mean you have a natural ability to do something well. Contribute to our Open Dictionary.
This answer doesn't address the question of when to prefer clever or smart. She was a wise head on young shoulders and by 21 was running a large publishing company, dealing with big clients.
He was selected from among the bravest warriors. Old head on young shoulders.
Hot Network Questions. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent. On the other hand, if someone says "That guy has one hell of a neck on his shoulders" you can assume it's not a complement.