smooth operator


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smooth operator

One who is particularly charming and persuasive in one's speech or behavior. Chad is such a smooth operator that he always has women swooning over him whenever we go out. She's a smooth operator who knows how to maneuver her way through the various levels of bureaucracy to get what she wants.
See also: operator, smooth

a smooth operator

If you describe someone as a smooth operator, you mean that they are very successful, often by cleverly persuading other people to do what they want. As with many people in the Foreign Office, he is a smooth operator and able to avoid conflict.
See also: operator, smooth

smooth operator

and smoothie
n. a clever and quiet person, especially in reference to romantic involvement; a seducer. He thinks he’s such a smooth operator! Clare is an old smoothie till she thinks she’s got everything the way she wants. Then you see the real Clare.
See also: operator, smooth
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