schmoozing

 Mingle with the crowd at a business function.
 See also glad-handing.
 ► “Somebody at a supplier house has been reviewing the day’s orders and noticed that Mr. Fukuda has dropped their wheat beer from his line-up. Two kegs a week is worth $10,000 a year in sales, so Mr. Fukuda gets schmoozed by a lot of beer distributors.” (Wall Street Journal, April 2, 1994, p. A15)

American business jargon. 2014.

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