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coup de maître

[kooduh me-truh] /kudə ˈmɛ trə/
noun, plural coups de maître
[kooduh me-truh] /kudə ˈmɛ trə/ (Show IPA).
French.
1.
a master stroke.
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Contemporary definitions for coup de maitre
noun

a clever or well-timed action; masterstroke

Word Origin

French 'stroke of a master'

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