have a way with somebody/something
have a way with (someone or something)
To have a special skill when working with someone or something. Everything she says sounds so lovely—she just has a way with words.
have a way with someone or something
to have a special and effective way of dealing with someone or something. She has a way with Jeff. She can get him to do anything. Sarah has a way with flowers. She can arrange them beautifully.
have a way with
Have success in dealing with, as in She has a way with young children. [c. 1700]