charm offensive


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charm offensive

n
a concentrated attempt to gain favour or respectability by conspicuously cooperative or obliging behaviour
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charm offensive

nCharmeoffensive f
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Even as some did, one may try to put the first daughter and first sister in the same category under the competition of charm offensive and it shouldn't pan out _ 'charm offensive' is an oxymoron.
Mrs May is on a charm offensive with her MPs - entertaining small groups of 15 plus partners to a day out at her Chequers country retreat.
So one way of doing it is through this charm offensive,' Cabalza said.
The Duchess's visit to the tiny EU state has been dubbed a charm offensive before Brexit talks begin.
The Tory leader's charm offensive appears to be severely lacking in charm.
Sports Direct boss MIKE ASHLEY, 51, fails to win a charm offensive when he flashes PS1,000 in PS50 notes in front of low-paid workers.
The next day, Jade goes on a charm offensive with Marnie to get a ticket but it doesn't work.
But her charm offensive could do with a little more charm.
The German (left) has been on a charm offensive since being appointed Reds boss a fortnight ago.
Lucy (Sally Bretton, above) invites her posh new neighbours over in an attempt to befriend them, but bumbling couch potato Lee (also above) fails to help her charm offensive.
AThis week the First Minister's charm offensive in advance of the Scottish independence referendum reached all the way to New York.
Iran's opponents, such as Netanyahu, have accused Iran of leading a charm offensive while pursuing nuclear weapons.