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Wise as a Christian vs Wise as Solomon

wise as a Christian—(of an animal) intelligent:

  • Then he rubbed Feenish, the mare, all over, and instantly she became as wise as a Christian, and knew every word that was said to her.

wise as Solomonhaving good judgment; very shrewd:

  • In some of the divorce cases one would need to be as wise as Solomon to know which party was the more at fault.