smooth operator


: someone who is relaxed, confident, and pleasant in a way that may be intended to deceive people

Examples of smooth operator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thanks to Mars, Roberto’s a smooth operator, flirty and funny — and that voice. Miami Staff, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Arriving in a league continuously starved for starting-caliber passers, the 6-3, 217-pounder is a smooth operator from the pocket with pristine footwork and a deep ball that could be dangerous with more consistency. Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz, USA TODAY, 25 Apr. 2023

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“Smooth operator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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