Savoir Faire

(French). Ready wit; skill in getting out of a scrape; hence “Vivre de son savoir-faire,” to live by one's wits; “Avoir du savoir-faire,” to be up to snuff, to know a thing or two.

“He had great confidence in his savoir-faire.” - Sir W. Scott: Guy Mannering, chap. xxxiv.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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