a smart issue [person]

JJXR

Senior Member
Russian
Hello to all,

Thanks for reading my post.


Sample sentence:

I've hired a girl to do this job for me, but she isn't <a smart issue>. So, I'm thinking of maybe offering it to you.

Question:

Does "a smart issue" work in my sentence?


Thanks a lot for any comments, corrections or suggestions!

Regards,
JJXR
 
  • Chasint

    Senior Member
    English - England
    No it doesn't. I'm not sure what you mean. Do you mean she isn't very intelligent?

    In AmE there is an informal expression "She isn't a smart cookie". In BrE we might say "She isn't very bright."

    However both of those are insulting to the girl.
     

    Egmont

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    Also, unless you hired someone under the age of about 12 (or you are over 75), calling her a "girl" is insulting in 2018.

    (Actually, it's insulting even if you are over 75, but in that case people are more likely to forgive you.)
     
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