fast talker

fast talker

A person who verbally manipulates others into doing or believing something, especially something that is not in their best interest. I could tell that he was a fast talker just by the way he tried to close the deal so quickly. Used car salesmen have a reputation for being fast talkers. They'll say anything to sell a car.
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a fast ˈtalker

a person who can talk very quickly and easily, but who cannot always be trusted: The salesman was a real fast talker, and somehow managed to convince me to buy the most expensive model!
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"It's very important that we restore deterrence," said Brian Hook, the State Department's special representative on Iran, adding, "We're accumulating risk in the Middle East by not getting at Iran's regional activities." Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is a towering physical presence and a fast talker, said in his prepared remarks: "The Iranian regime robs its own people to pay for death and destruction abroad." National Security Adviser John Bolton called the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), "the worst diplomatic debacle in American history" and an agreement "based on a flat-out lie, the illusion that the Iranian regime never desired a nuclear weapon."
Instead, here was someone who seemed too young for the role-hip, fast talker, quirky movements, and who even had a flask pocket in his boots.
Just like United States President Donald Trump, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has established a reputation as a fast talker not afraid to use direct language.
In a widely read expos` of swindles, quack medicines and other"humbugs," Barnum declared that the"greatest humbug of all" was the individual"who believes or pretends to believe that everything and everybody are humbugs." This person, Barnum observed,"professes that there is no virtue; that every man has his price, and every woman hers; that any statement from anybody is just as likely to be false as true; and that the only way to decide which is to consider whether truth or a lie was likely to have paid best in that particular case." Barnum was a consummate American: a fast talker, a self-promoter and a relentless striver.
On his website, johngreenbooks.com, one can find lively videos in which he speaks out on many topics--and he's a very fast talker! (It was challenging to transcribe his spoken insights.) His proclamations are both insightful and impassioned.
Other crisply drawn characters include Roseanne Barclay, a corseted, organizing fury who holds her cards close; Adam Snellgrove, Loyce's widowed father, the postmaster, and a haphazard proprietor; Fate Landry, a fast talker whose creative plans rarely pan out; Cairo Beauty, a blunt and affable former entertainer; and Val Broussard, Loyce's musically talented friend.
The fast talker is very at home showing off his quick wit and banter live on stage and settles in for three nights at the Hippodrome.
One of my favorite quotes is, "A fast talker is someone who says things they haven't thought of yet.
The Pepsi (6) 'Fast talker' commercial is a sweet idea, artfully executed within the suffocating straitjacket of 'boy meets girl' that Pepsi commercials seem to slavishly follow.
Pace turned out to he one of his most important considerations when approaching others he's a very fast talker. One of the greatest skills that a person can develop is to he able to recognize the ways that others prefer to be approached--and then to he flexible enough to adapt when necessary.
Justice secretary Kenny MacAskill might be a fast talker. But he is often repetitive, speaks from a prepared brief and stands accused of being complacent.
"I did The Proms in front of 5,900 people, which is my largest crowd," says Wills, who is ironically a fast talker. "Before I went on, I was thinking, how do you make eye contact with that many people?
"I did The Proms in front of 5,900 people, which is my largest crowd," says Sam, who is ironically a fast talker. "Before I went on I was thinking, how do you make eye contact with that many people?
FAST TALKER: Nolan; SUNDAY BREAST: Kirsty on the red carpet