When One Phrase Leads to Another – Part Two

 
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“O maior prazer de um homem inteligente é bancar o idiota diante do idiota que quer bancar o inteligente” – Confucious

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The quote above, attributed to Confucious, basically says that an intelligent person is smart to play stupid in the presence of a stupid person, who in turn is trying to seem intelligent. Quote aside, you may have noticed a new verb that looks like “to bank”, followed by “the idiot”. What could “to bank the idiot” mean? Let me explain.