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“彬彬有礼”，汉语成语，原意为文质兼备的样子，后形容文雅有礼貌的样子。可以翻译为“refined and courteous; behave in a refined and civil manner; well-mannered”。
He was very polite but effectively he was telling me that I had no chance of getting the job.
tā shì gè hǎo xiǎo huǒ，fēi cháng wēn hé，bīn bīn yǒu lǐ。
He was a nice fellow, very quiet and courteous.