(redirected from knew better than)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
References in periodicals archive ?
An arch-critic of command economies who was hounded out of Europe in the '30s by the Nazis, he knew better than anyone that free markets give rise not only to lower prices but to all manner of powerful social change.
While some argued that Wilson preached to a choir of self-congratulatory art world impresarios who surely knew better than to champion whitewashed narratives of art, or to revel in the power of institutions apart from that bestowed in inverse relation to the sanctimoniousness of their critique, Wilson's work nevertheless raised discomfiting questions about the subjects of art and those for whom it presumably speaks.
Les Humes knew better than most the implications of killing someone - not least the mother of his children.