Here her energy and savoir-faire rendered her indispensable in every department.
In Glasgow, show your savoir-faire; but, in Edinburgh and Aberdeen, your savoir-vivre.
Bindle, not to be outdone in savoir-faire, picked up the menu and regarded it with wrinkled brow.
Determined that never again, even to herself, should she call me a boy, I summoned to my aid all the savoir-faire I could command.
The savoir-faire which would have helped some men to take the rebuke entirely deserted him.
A certain cheery impertinence which characterized Charlie was fondly set down as savoir-faire and dash.
Another requisite for the popular girl is savoir-faire; she must know how to do things.
It has appeared to me that he disdains to exhibit his savoir-faire before a single eye-witness.
But who can ever have been deceived that here was any one save a timorous defaulter in the matter of savoir-faire?
He even wondered a little at Nan's savoir-faire, and felt a vague sense of disappointment mingling with his relief.
"instinctive knowledge of the right course of action in any circumstance," 1815, from French, literally "to know (how) to do," from savoir "to know" (from Latin sapere; see sapient) + faire (from Latin facere; see factitious). French also has savoir-vivre "ability in good society; knowledge of customs in the world."