It is no doubt highly delightful to have to do with a person who grins one moment about nothing at all, and snivels the next for precisely the same cause, and who then giggles, and then sulks, and who is rude, and affectionate, and bad-tempered, and jolly, and boisterous, and silent, and passionate, and cold, and stand-offish
, and flopping, all in one minute (mind, I don't say this.
He was stand-offish
with the other agents, and they on their side said he was the manager's spy upon them.
If you have five or six of those guys then, as a manager, you can be as docile, stand-offish
and professorial as you like - but if you've got no characters then the team will become a mirror image of their boss.
Half way through the interview she has surprised you with disarming talkativeness one does not normally associate with Katrina's stand-offish
Some are a bit stand-offish
but he would ask about your players.
He remembers: "The atmosphere was fantastic by the end but the crowd was a little stand-offish
at the beginning.
He is a difficult to please chap and this coupled with me being absolutely rubbish at gift-buying generally results in a stand-offish
reaction to presents I get him.
He was very stand-offish
, and referring back to the IPC training, that was one of the signs that was suggested to look out for.
He was starstruck but she was awkward and obtuse - more than a bit stand-offish
Cannon is a little stand-offish
at first, but once he gets his bearings, he is a feisty, rough and tumble boy who really enjoys human contact.
Sometimes that can backfire by people being stand-offish
Panda keeper Nicole MacCorkle says Bao Bao has been a different baby from her brother, including a little more stand-offish