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unflappable

mod. not subject to distraction; imperturbable. She is totally unflappable.
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All handled with impressive unflappability. Mind you, considering these same professionals are used to dealing with a crowded takeaway at chucking out time when orders are being thrown at them left, right and centre, it shouldn't come as any surprise.
His unflappability in the face of endless challenges and complications spawned the slogan "Keep Jega and carry on" (a play on "Keep calm and carry on", a British World War II poster).
CHARNLEY has spoken of a need to avoid "knee-jerk decisions" but that is precisely what we would expect from a managing director who makes a virtue of his unflappability in difficult situations.
The difference, of course, is that Jules hasn't quite Miranda Priestley's time-hardened unflappability, while De Niro is no hapless naif a la Andie Sachs: The balance of authority between them is awkward from the get-go, as Jules complains that her well-seasoned intern is "too perceptive."
In keeping with the spirit of the show, there's a kitsch, spoofiness to proceedings from Hammer's knowingly over-the-top Russian accent to Cavill's icy-cool unflappability, with the interplay between the mismatched spooks providing plenty of witty repartee.
In keeping with the spirit of the show, there's a kitsch spoofiness to proceedings, from Hammer's over-the-top Russian accent to Cavill's icy-cool unflappability, with the interplay between the mismatched spooks providing plenty of witty repartee.
He writes, for example, that "Churchill's manner, both real and contrived, radiated unflappability, even in the face of towering danger." A little more "unflappability" from the author would have been appreciated.
Havardi, a journalist in England, examines about 150 British World War II movies from 1939 to 2007, focusing on how stereotypes of British national character are portrayed, shaped, and reflected, especially a sense of unflappability, gentlemanly conduct, emotional self-control, cheerful but self-effacing humor, stoicism, and devotion to duty.
(Expected exhilaration will vary, according to the base-level unflappability of the listener.) It's become a cool shorthand, a chance to drop my father--and my family name--into Canadian history.
And the midwives on screen deserve the spotlight for their impressive combination of medical skill, compassion and all-round unflappability - particularly Tatiana, the Lithuanian wonder woman with the lovely soothing voice and hot towel tactic.
My ethnicity helps, as I don't fit in anywhere but I'm accepted - that's how my life has always been." While some might see that laid-back unflappability and curiosity as cocky, it hasn't stopped him from earning the loyalty of fans around the world, a clutch of awards, and two succeeding series (another one on Asia, and one on the Middle East), plus another spin-off show, Bobby Chinn Cooks Asia.
Unflappability and the ability to speak well are essential attributes.
Murray has the natural diplomatic sense and unflappability that such a post requires.