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masterstroke (ˈmɑːstəˌstrəʊk



  1. an outstanding piece of strategy, skill, talent, etc   ⇒  ■ your idea is a masterstroke


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= act of genius, victory, triumph, coup, complete success, successful manoeuvre

Example Sentences Including 'masterstroke'

In a masterstroke of gamesmanship I fooled myself into believing that I was ready to handle a mortgage.
James Birrell THE MANANA MAN (2002)
To have convinced Hillsden that he would be justified in killing Calder was a masterstroke.
Forbes, Bryan A Song at Twilight
Sinclair, on a whim that was a PR masterstroke , allowed the pressmen in before most of the prisoners had been evacuated.
Kippax, Frank The Scar


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