silver-tongued


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silver-tongued

  (literary)
a silver-tongued person speaks to someone in a pleasant way and praises them in order to persuade them to do what they want (always before noun) He was a silver-tongued orator who convinced many people to support him.
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silver-tongued Mercedes salesperson will There's a choice of two and four-wheel drive (the 4MATIC in our car's name marks ours out as having the latter).
They are evil, silver-tongued beasts who will lull you into a false sense of security, then bang, make you look like a total numpty.
Jailing him for four years, Judge Stephen Hopkins QC told the crook: "You are a silver-tongued and plausible conman.
When fellow conman Honest Sibanda, 39, of Hull, who received three years, tried his silver-tongued approach on a cab driver, his would-be prey promptly flagged down a police car.
He also asks some silver-tongued celebs to name their favourite speaker.
Robert Lehane, William Bede Dalley: silver-tongued pride of old Sydney, Ginnindera Press, Canberra, 2007, 423 pages; ISBN 978 1 74027 437 1.
A freak accident gives a womanising executive (Mel Gibson on top silver-tongued form) the ability to hear the thoughts of the opposite sex but, embittered after losing out on promotion to a female colleague, he uses his new-found talent to exact revenge.
In the ad, which is set in a Los Angeles tea shop, silver-tongued Fry presents a cultural contrast to a streetwise LA sidekick called Tyrone as the two men explore four blends: Intense, Rich, Mellow and Decaff.
Accompanying Jack on his quest to find Lucy and restore water to the fortress of Din Guardi are Pega, a village slave girl whom he frees; the Norse warrior maiden Thorgil, whom he rescues from a burial in moss; and a silver-tongued slave named Brutus, who turns out to be a descendent of Lancelot.
From little Kristina Roberts and her trio of tiny ponies to silver-haired and silver-tongued ringmaster Norman Barrett, the acts are everything you would expect from a traditional circus - and more.
00pm (2004) (15) A silver-tongued chauffeur employs his natural charm to enjoy a string of casual liaisons with a host of different women - but as he tires of his bed-hopping antics, he struggles to work out what's missing from his life.
Nearly 2,000 silver-tongued members from around the world are expected to attend and do what Toastmasters do best: talk, joke, orate, educate and motivate each other.
Although the serious study of crime as a social and cultural phenomenon is relatively recent, historians have come to rely on its silver-tongued eloquence.
As well as panto legends Bob and Ray (starring as Widow Twanky and Wishy Washy), the venue also welcomes back last year's awesome baddy Peter Darrant as the evil Abanazar and the silver-tongued Rosie Winter as Princess Tamara.
Through athletics, music, food, or just "hanging out," a new wave of presidents are proving that they are more than just silver-tongued, Ph.