the worried father asked me if Dr S is a good doctor as his daughter was about to undergo surgery. as far as I know, there are no bad doctors, only irresponsible or unethical ones.
so, i told him that his daughter would be fine. (note: i didn't reply directly to his query) somehow, i could see that he wasn't convinced because he could sense that i myself didn't sound very convincing.
the words may mean one thing but the body language said otherwise.
i definitely can't play poker to save my life but in this case, the "gamble" paid off as the surgery was a success.