To be always optimistic regardless of the facts.
From the name of the tutor and philosopher in Voltaire’s Candide (1759)
“He’s such a pangloss, he’d see he positive in anything.”
“Her panglossian thinking always got us through.”
Manage to obtain (something, or information) by using persuasion or guile: Steal (something) in a violent robbery or raid.
With its origin coming from the French blaguer ‘tell lies’ this word is also used as a noun: An act of using persuasion or guile to obtain something: A violent robbery or raid.
Affectedly dainty behaviour, primness: Speaking in a prissy manner, usually with pursed lips.
First used in the mid eighteenth century and attributed to David Garrick (1717–1779), actor and playwright mimping has fallen out of use and is now considered archaic.