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Britain in particular has a knack for capturing such moments. Times, Sunday Times (2015)You have the knack of getting people to see things your way but do use this wisely. The Sun (2016)This plainly shows that a manual knack can be learnt only slowly. Choice, Rationality, and Social Theory (1988)They have an uncanny knack of toppling the walls that society or circumstance build between people. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Over the years the group has shown a knack for spotting heirs apparent. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Stopping penalties is a happy knack in his career. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She has a knack for getting stuff out of people. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He has an uncanny knack of noticing things that seem to have happened yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She had this knack of not getting in the way. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It seems that marathons have an uncanny knack of being run on the hottest days of the year. Great Sporting Failures (1993)You have the knack of finding things of real value, especially in charity shops. The Sun (2007)This lead single shows off her knack for beautiful piano ballads and her enchanting, otherworldly voice. The Sun (2013)You have a knack of finding valuable items, especially in charity shops. The Sun (2007)Name in club folklore thanks to his happy knack of scoring vital goals in the run-in. The Sun (2014)Yet its owner has a knack for finding value where others don't. Times, Sunday Times (2015)As he said, he has a happy knack of taking wickets. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You have a useful knack of getting along with people, at work and within the family. The Sun (2014)At times this season, it has been easy to wonder whether the Italian has learnt this knack. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She didn't have any special training, just the intuitive knack of being able to pick the right painting for the right space. Going For It!: How to Succeed As an Entrepreneur (1986)
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British English: knack NOUN
A knack is a particularly clever or skilful way of doing something successfully.
He's got the knack of getting people to listen.
Definition of knack from the Collins English Dictionary
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