wise beyond one’s years


Wise beyond one’s years is an idiom used to describe someone who is unusually mature or wise for their age.


My little brother is wise beyond his years and often provides wise advice.

Her wise words and thoughtful insights proved that she was wise beyond her years.


This idiom first appeared in the 14th century when it was used to describe people who were thought to be wiser than their peers.


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