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1ofensiva del encanto feminineto launch a charm offensive — empezar a usar el encanto como táctica ofensiva
- It was quite a charm offensive by the seasoned campaigner.
- He left, having accomplished what I later realised was a retrospective charm offensive, aimed at persuading me that his show of aggression was an aberration.
- The Prime Minister will today launch a charm offensive on the party's grass roots activists, praising them as the ‘biggest heroes’ in the party's first 100 years.
- It's all in the semantics - what he's really doing is launching a charm offensive on the audience's collective intellect.
- As he launches his charm offensive across Britain, the Prime Minister seems to have everything under control.
- Today's interview appears to mark the beginning of a charm offensive, with the company unveiling a new ad campaign tomorrow.
- The Prime Minister also insisted he was ‘very confident’ that a charm offensive would win over MPs opposed to new reforms, with plans to meet them in small groups over the coming days.
- Well, I think it's the charm offensive beginning.
- One critic, for example, has claimed: ‘The alarm bells have started ringing, the charm offensive is failing.’
- The one child not entirely seduced by his charm offensive is Peter, a grave, pale lost boy overwhelmed by his father's death.
- ‘That's too bad,’ he chuckles, before embarking on a charm offensive that would be outrageous if it wasn't offered up so humbly.
- But the charm offensive may be fatally flawed from the outset by the intransigence within Number 10; the minister might have little more to offer.
- Ministers are already being instructed to relaunch a charm offensive, hitting the boardrooms and factories regularly to sell the government's achievements.
- The ham-fisted attempt at mounting a charm offensive spoke volumes about the Prime Minister's waning powers, but his allies remained defiantly unimpressed.
- Senior ministers are already planning a nation-wide charm offensive that would see them take the message around the country that any tax cuts would require spending cuts.
- I think there will be a little more of a charm offensive.
- The charm offensive is working, but there's been no exhibition on the president's part of ideological flexibility.
- Diffident, brusque and self-effacing to the point of invisibility, he was not the first person you would choose if you wanted to mount a charm offensive.
- Sometimes a charm offensive can become plain offensive.
- The final stage of a month-long police operation saw officers go on a charm offensive in a bid to ‘reclaim the streets’.