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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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I need you to do this: get a little schmoozy with your partner and make a baby.
So he had a lot of charm, but it was thoughtful charm; it was not schmoozy charm: it was intelligent charm.
But it kind of turned around and became this other thing and she's kind of schmoozy now; it's kind of gross.
When I go in now, because I am Kevin McKidd, actor, I get all these schmoozy people talking me up.
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I was not dishonest when I was a headhunter, but I'm not a schmoozy person," says Evans.
But for those of us who like our men clean-shaven, he is soon back to dapper form after cleaning up in a hotel in preparation for schmoozy scenes with the likes of Bond girls Miranda Frost, played by Rosamund Pike, and Halle Berry as Jinx.