Friday, April 15, 2016

Meaning of Aplomb

His Lordship was in the study when the butler approached and coughed discreetly.
 
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http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-I_E0RTJzkvQ/Tx82QWrbwTI/AAAAAAAABq8/l3mW6gRfp7I/s400/downton+abbey+hugh+bonneville+earl+of+grantham.jpg&imgrefurl=http://janeaustenfilmclub.blogspot.com/2012/01/julian-fellowes-downton-abbey-vs.html&usg=__IkF6yoq6bLugth8Z1iIc2z8w_qg=&h=285&w=300&sz=13&hl=en&start=16&zoom=1&tbnid=ohFHTISREjFy_M:&tbnh=110&tbnw=116&ei=SFVlUeSOLMq50gGC44DwCQ&prev=/search?q=earl+of+grantham+downton+abbey&hl=en&gbv=2&tbm=isch&itbs=1&sa=X&ved=0CEoQrQMwDw "Now that's a difficult one to explain.  I would say it is self-assurance or complete composure."
 
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http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://media.2oceansvibe.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/COVER-4.jpeg&imgrefurl=http://www.2oceansvibe.com/2013/02/22/7-reasons-to-love-charles-carson-butler-of-downton-abbey/&usg=__GbDUEQ8sunDzPuGbnvEOWzJ5he4=&h=480&w=640&sz=51&hl=en&start=3&zoom=1&tbnid=5nr44TpgtOqREM:&tbnh=103&tbnw=137&ei=3lFlUcr_N9TK0gG4ioCgDQ&prev=/search?q=downton+abbey+carson+butler&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&gbv=2&tbm=isch&um=1&itbs=1&sa=X&ved=0CDAQrQMwAg "I remember the occasion very well, My Lord. It gave the staff and myself much pleasure to look after them."
 
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http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-I_E0RTJzkvQ/Tx82QWrbwTI/AAAAAAAABq8/l3mW6gRfp7I/s400/downton+abbey+hugh+bonneville+earl+of+grantham.jpg&imgrefurl=http://janeaustenfilmclub.blogspot.com/2012/01/julian-fellowes-downton-abbey-vs.html&usg=__IkF6yoq6bLugth8Z1iIc2z8w_qg=&h=285&w=300&sz=13&hl=en&start=16&zoom=1&tbnid=ohFHTISREjFy_M:&tbnh=110&tbnw=116&ei=SFVlUeSOLMq50gGC44DwCQ&prev=/search?q=earl+of+grantham+downton+abbey&hl=en&gbv=2&tbm=isch&itbs=1&sa=X&ved=0CEoQrQMwDw "That evening the hole that the rose made on his thumb was very sore. Kate had to cut up his venison even though it was extremely tender."
 
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And you, Carson, did not spill one drop of coffee!
THAT is "aplomb."


aplomb

[Button] noun \ə-ˈpläm, -ˈpləm\: confidence and skill shown especially in a difficult situation




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