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He has such a way with him

Posted by Rob on February 23, 2004

In Reply to: He has a way about him posted by Shae on February 22, 2004

: : : : what exactly does this phrase mean - is it critical or complimentary, or can it be either? Would you be offended if someone used it of you?

: : : He has a certain charm, a raffish quality. He is (potentially) seductive. It's usually a compliment.

: : ::I've heard this phrase as "he has a way about him" or "he has a certain way about him"

: Shania Twain - 'You've got a way'

: 'You've got a way with me
: Somehow you got me to believe
: In everything that I could be
: I gotta say, you really got a way'

: . . . etc

On checking the original, noticed it actually says "he has such a way with him". Does anyone think this makes it more likely to be critical, especially if intended to be sarcastic?