a smooth operator
圆滑的人 person acting in the specified way
as smooth as silk〔a baby's bottom,velvet〕
十分柔软、光滑 very soft and smooth
in smooth water(s)
进展顺利,一帆风顺 making even and easy progress
smooth away (v.+adv.)
消除,弄平 make sth go away by flattening it
smooth sth ? away
I can't smooth these folds away, they keep coming back.
The chairman has made efforts to smooth away any difficulties that might prevent our plan from being followed.
smooth back (v.+adv.)
抹平 push sth in a backward direction so that it lies flat
smooth sth ? back
She smoothed back her hair with a movement of which she was unconscious.
Let me smooth your collar back, it's sticking out again.
smooth down (v.+adv.)
(使…)平息 make sb/sth calmer
smooth sth ? down
He smoothed down his hair.
She smoothed her dress down over her knees as her father entered the room.
This wood has not been smoothed down well enough.
The sea has smoothed down.
smooth sb/sth ? down
See if you can smooth the chairman down, he's still very angry about the decision.
What can we do to smooth his hurt feelings down?
smooth out (v.+adv.)
缓和,调解 make sth free of troubleThey need a friend to smooth the matter out between them.他们的事情需要一位朋友在中间进行调解。
smooth over (v.+adv.)
平息 make calmer
smooth sth ? over
Perhaps a gift of flowers will help to smooth your quarrel over.
He smoothed over the differences that had arisen between them.