Fact is, Parson Lothrop wa'n't fond o' inter-ferin'; he was a master hand to slick things over.
His was the master hand that did what others had been trying to do.
This phrase, far from meaning what it would on the Bowery, was interpreted to me as denoting “a master hand in a knock-fight.”
It is a theme too large to be treated save by a master hand.
Note the master hand wherewith Paul portrays the character of false teachers, showing how they betray their avarice and ambition.
He's a master hand when he does once take hold of anything, I tell you that!
This Act may be said to be the last touch of the "master hand."
Instantly she took a hand—and as usual a master hand—in the affair.
See how Nature harmoniously groups her colour scheme, with a master hand ensuring that nothing shall clash or be inappropriate.
Jacob, sitting high on the box, wielded the reins with a master hand.