have a way with

idiom

: to be able to use (something) or to deal with (something or someone) well and effectively
He has a way with words.
She has a way with kids/dogs.

Examples of have a way with in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Both Marling and Batmanglij speak in easy, unaffected complete paragraphs, and both have a way with deploying metaphor. Daniel D'addario, Variety, 8 Nov. 2023 The chefs here have a way with both steak and seafood. Christie Fitzpatrick, Outside Online, 2 Feb. 2023 The French have a way with design, articulated with a distinct vocabulary of their own. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 28 Feb. 2022 Game preview: Maybe the Pistons have a way with the NBA's elite. Kirkland Crawford, Detroit Free Press, 11 Jan. 2022 Kanye has always been known to have a way with set designs, and his layout for this second listening event didn’t disappoint. Billboard, 6 Aug. 2021 Dogs seem to have a way with world leaders. Washington Post, 1 May 2021 Ben and Erin sure have a way with design, and getting to support local small businesses to preserve their special touch sure seems like an excellent choice to us. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, 9 Mar. 2021 Arabs have a way with zucchini and squash. Didi Kader, Bon Appétit, 31 Aug. 2020

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“Have a way with.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20a%20way%20with. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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