have a way with somebody/something
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/somethinghave 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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