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a bad mixer

1. Someone who is not able to converse easily or pleasantly with other people in a social setting or event. I was worried about bringing my girlfriend out to the party—she's a bad mixer when she's around a lot of people she doesn't know. Nah, I'm not going. I'm pretty shy, so I can be a bad mixer at stuff like that. I used to be a bad mixer in social settings, but I'm much better now, after years of teaching and interacting with people all day every day.
2. A non-alcoholic beverage that pairs very poorly with a particular type of alcohol. Let that be a lesson going forward—milk is a really bad mixer with gin. Ugh, this drink is disgusting! You must have used a bad mixer or something. A: "Energy drinks are a bad mixer with alcohol, trust me." B: "Huh, alcohol plus caffeine, what could go wrong?"
See also: bad, mixer

a good mixer

1. Someone who is able to converse easily and pleasantly with other people in a social setting or event. I was worried about bringing my new girlfriend out to a party with so many people she had never met before, but luckily she's a really good mixer. I used to be really shy, but I've become a good mixer over the years. Valerie, the host, is a really good mixer, so I think you'll feel right at home at her party.
2. A non-alcoholic beverage that pairs well with a particular type of alcohol. I turned my nose up when he started pouring tomato juice into the glass, but apparently it's a really good mixer with vodka. Let that be a lesson going forward—milk is a not a good mixer with gin. A: "Do you think energy drinks are a good mixer with alcohol?" B: "Alcohol and caffeine seems like a dangerous combination to me."
See also: good, mixer
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a good/bad ˈmixer

a person who finds it easy/difficult to talk to people they do not know, for example at a party: Whoever we appoint for this position will be dealing directly with our clients. We are looking for someone who is friendly, a good mixer, reliable and practical.
See also: bad, good, mixer
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Bunn, as they went away; "but he's a good mixer and never gets cross-grained.
'Our governor and boss is a deep thinker, meticulous leader blessed with uncommon intelligent; a good mixer and strategic team player who would go extra miles any day to advance the course of the State affairs and well-being of Deltans.
There's a strong line-up of emerging talent too, with bands taking to the stage in iconic venues like Electric Ballroom, Dingwalls and KOKO, and pubs like The Good Mixer and The Hawley Arms.
A good mixer driver stays in visual contact with the customer to know when to hold or go on the concrete.
Fairly priced for the worn leather, oaky, spicy, honeyed mouthfeel, it's a good mixer for a taste of Kentucky.
Fairly priced for Y the worn leather, oaky, spicy, honeyed mouthfeel, it's a good mixer for a taste of Kentucky.
"He's actually a good mixer. May surprise a few," tweeted Street after seeing the name.
Liverpool fan Michael Evans, who works at the nearby Good Mixer pub, said: "It's very sad if he's come down to support his team and this happens."
You will never make an audience cry unless you invest yourself in the mix, and you will never be a good mixer if you accept anything less than perfection and you understand it is not possible." These pearls of wisdom abound in Slaton's book.
His brother Ray said: "I can't accept he's gone, I will have to see the place for myself." He added: "He was a good mixer.
"Irina 30 I am kind good mixer cheerful romantic honest humorous and loyal.
As the band sprinted off into Camden Crawl in search of the guitar, Pixie asked then to have a look in nearby pub The Good Mixer.