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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
schmooze, schmoose, or schmoos(shmooz)
verb intr.: To chat, especially in order to gain an advantage or to make a social or business connection with an influential person.
From Yiddish shmues (chat, gossip), from Hebrew shemuah (reports, rumor).
"Of course, there are exclusives in all newspapers that are genuinely
a result of hard work by reporters, either through digging or just
schmoozing with politicians."
I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us that the less we use our power the greater it will be. -Thomas Jefferson, third US president, architect and author (1743-1826)