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Excerpted from theatlantic.com:

If one were to recast The Rockford Files, as Universal Pictures is intending to do, would the Frat Pack actor Vince Vaughn seem the wisest choice to play Jim Rockford, the character James Garner inhabited with such sly intelligence and bruised suavity? Universal apparently thinks so.

I know what bruised and suavity mean individually but not combined, what does it mean?

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    If you changed suavity to ego, would you get what a bruised ego is? Of course, it doesn't mean the same thing as the original bruised suavity, but the bruised is being used identically in both cases, and the same metaphor applies. Since you know what suavity is, if you can understand bruised ego, then bruised suavity should be clear enough. – Dan Bron Feb 4 '16 at 4:53
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    @DanBron I think bruised ego means an ego which is harmed in some way? So bruised suavity means a somewhat harmed suavity? – CYC Feb 4 '16 at 6:59
  • Bingo. You got it. – Dan Bron Feb 4 '16 at 12:56
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    A suavity, but an imperfect one. A damaged, and so not quite credible slickness. Go to YouTube and see if you can watch an old episode of the Rockford Files (it was an entertaining show, especially if you're familiar with the earlier detective or noir genres it was subverting). You'll see immediately what this quote is talking about. Or maybe check out TVtropes.com's description of the Rockford Files. – Dan Bron Feb 4 '16 at 13:11
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    @DanBron I will, too. Rockford Files was one of my favorites when I was a kid. He was antithetical to the earlier detectives who were usually dishing it out. He was almost always on the receiving end, but he still solved his cases. – Cascabel Feb 20 '16 at 1:24

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