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schmooze

and shmooze and schmoose
1. in. to chat; to chew the fat. (From Hebrew schmuos via Yiddish.) You were schmoozing when you should have been listening.
2. n. a session of chatting or conversing. Come over, and let’s have a schmooze before you go.
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But it kind of turned around and became this other thing and she's kind of schmoozy now; it's kind of gross.
Unfortunately, and this is possibly because I don't listen to Radio One on Saturday afternoons, there were plenty I hadn't heard before - such as Lyte Funky Ones I Don't Want to Kiss You Goodnight, Kevon Edmonds 24/7, Blaque Bring It All To Me - most of which were soft, ballady, schmoozy, lurve records.
In the '80s, hype--embodied by schmoozy, speed-dialing superflacks such as Bobby Zarem--was the operative PR trope.
Although the awards presentation was the kind of event that the British cultural elite love--a combination of elegant and schmoozy, with a bracing dash of controversy--the fact that it went off so smoothly was something of a triumph.
I was not dishonest when I was a headhunter, but I'm not a schmoozy person," says Evans.
But for those of us who like our men clean-shaven, he is soon back to dapper form after cleaning up in a hotel in preparation for schmoozy scenes with the likes of Bond girls Miranda Frost, played by Rosamund Pike, and Halle Berry as Jinx.
The set was rockier than expected, with less emphasis on the schmoozy soul-funk often associated with the band.
When I go in now, because I am Kevin McKidd, actor, I get all these schmoozy people talking me up.