Smart-cookie, fixer, manipulator. I think that this is a Tamil derivative of the Hindi “Khiladi”, which means “sporstman”, that has assumed a transformed metaphorical meaning in conversational Tamil.
“Are you talking of Sumanth? He is a big killadi. There’s nothing he can’t arrange to his advantage, by hook or crook, and mostly by crook, to be frank.”
Added 2011-10-11 by oldathai
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