have a way with


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have a way with (someone or something)

To have a special skill when working with someone or something. Everything she says sounds so lovely—she just has a way with words.
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have a way with someone or something

to have a special and effective way of dealing with someone or something. She has a way with Jeff. She can get him to do anything. Sarah has a way with flowers. She can arrange them beautifully.
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have a way with

Have success in dealing with, as in She has a way with young children. [c. 1700]
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have a way with somebody/something

have a special ability to deal with somebody/something: She’s a very good teacher. She has a way with children.She’s got a way with words (= she is very good at expressing herself).
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