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master stroke

Syllabification: mas·ter stroke

Definition of master stroke in English:

noun

An outstandingly skillful and opportune act; a very clever move.
Example sentences
  • Confiscating everyone's toiletries on day one (replaced by a bare minimum of basics to share) is a master stroke.
  • His ploy to unite the party behind the compromise of the current policy probably still feels a master stroke but he forgot the rest of Britain is less obsessed with Europe.
  • Dividing the county into two main groups, with the first and second in each group to qualify for the semi-finals was a master stroke.

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