charm offensive

World English Dictionary
charm offensive
a concentrated attempt to gain favour or respectability by conspicuously cooperative or obliging behaviour

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Main Entry:  charm offensive
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a deliberate use of one's attractive traits in order to achieve something
Etymology:  charm + (military) offensive's 21st Century Lexicon
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