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schmooze

and shmooze and schmoose
1. in. to chat; to chew the fat. (From Hebrew schmuos via Yiddish.) You were schmoozing when you should have been listening.
2. n. a session of chatting or conversing. Come over, and let’s have a schmooze before you go.
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It's very off-putting and reduces your schmoozing to obvious opportunism.
Schmoozing, the word itself, has dark, convoluted roots.
Schmoozing means to converse casually, especially to gain an advantage or make a social connection.
ItEoACAOs very off-putting and reduces your schmoozing to obvious opportunism.
Rogers was having a great time at Hot Docs, schmoozing, doing interviews and being on the awards committee, Said Rogers, "Hot Docs.
HRTS, which is composed of all the important TV and radio executives on the West Coast and the agents, managers, writers, directors, and producers who sell to them, throws a monthly luncheon at which much schmoozing occurs and then, promptly at 1, a panel discussion is held.
com), schmoozing more with co-workers is the top resolution among the nation's workers.
For the most part, the results of such schmoozing are intangible.
Cleveland, an ordinary looking guy recounting a dishy story from behind a wooden desk, offers up a tale of dog loving, star schmoozing and friendship building.
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But people who care about this city and its future hope he proves them wrong and quickly, that there's more to this mayor than happy talk and political schmoozing.
Later, he has the realization, ``I just hate the general public,'' and sets about proving it by schmoozing a former network boss at a colleague's funeral - in a jacket backed with a motor-oil logo.
Hosts Justin Timberlake and Seann William Scott were too busy prepping backstage to participate in the schmoozing, while Best Female Performance winner Kirsten Dunst seemed more into boyfriend Jake Gyllenhaal than anyone else.
Sorry, the rigors of organizing media events, managing client demands and schmoozing your life away into inconsequentiality just is not the stuff of compelling cinematic drama.
obligations, the grueling demands of international junkets and speaking engagements, the tireless effort of schmoozing city elites.