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savoir-faire

The ability to act appropriately or handle or respond to any social situation; tact. The phrase is French for "to know how to do." You could learn a lot about how to deal with people by studying the savoir-faire with which she moves around any room.

savoir ˈfaire

(from French, approving) the ability to behave in the appropriate way in certain situations: He was renowned throughout the diplomatic world for his savoir faire.
The meaning of the French phrase is ‘know how to do’.
See also: faire, savoir
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8220;…And the bed is a Savoir, you can't get a better night's sleep” Testing the firmness of the mattresses Amy responds with “… Ah, that's all that I need right now.
On the other hand the European SAVOIR initiative has proposed an on-board software reference architecture for future spacecraft which is based on the same principles of the Service Oriented Architecture and utilises the concepts associated with a component model (similar to the OMG CORBA Component Model) in order to address issues related to deployment configurations.
Alistair Hughes, managing director of Savoir Beds, said: "As a rule we never discuss clients' particular orders.
Savoir branded beds were first created for the Savoy Hotel in London in 1905.
Savoir beds, which were first created for the Savoy Hotel in London more than a century ago, attract a starting price of pounds 20,000.
Richard Hall, managing director at Savoir Faire, said: "This is now the biggest marquee in our range.
Ludgate Finance, which has offices in Coventry, stepped in after Savoir Faire were unable to secure the cash through their bank.
New York, United States, April 5, 2012 - (ABN Newswire) - (Global Fashion Wire) - Savoir Faire Perth Fashion Week 2012 is delighted to announce for the first time in Australian fashion week history the launch of "Dream Time" which will showcase WA Indigenous Designers.
Elegant: Lynda in a Savoir sequin blouse pounds 35, Savoir Confident Curves pencil skirt pounds 25, with necklace and bracelet set pounds 22, and platform suede shoes pounds 95, and, left, in a sequin maxi dress pounds 120, with Savoir all-over sequin jacket pounds 55, plus black and gold bead earrings pounds 25.
20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Littlewoods Europe has launched its new season collection for Spring 2011, including their own brand Savoir range which has been restyled to suit the modern mature woman.
SPEKE, England, January 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Littlewoods Europe has launched its new season collection for Spring 2011, including their own brand Savoir range which has been restyled to suit the modern mature woman.
L'acceleration de la croissance de la productivite aux Etats-Unis au cours de la seconde moitie des annees 90 a ete principalement attribuee a l'emergence de l'economie du haut savoir.
Parmi les questions, on notera ainsi le fait de savoir si on peut mesurer un bonheur global pour chaque individu, ou s'il faut sE[umlaut]parer la satisfaction au travail, en famille, entre amis.
Finnish savoir faire in the area of timber prefabrication makes for economical, if slightly functional, solutions to the provision of single family houses.
Creating a prosperous career in real estate is not difficult, but it requires skills and traits that are not taught in real estate school or in any other institution, for that matter: a golden combination of business sense and savoir faire.