master stroke


[mas-ter-strohk, mah-ster-]
a masterly action or achievement; an extremely skillful or effective action: War was avoided by a masterstroke of diplomacy.
Also, master stroke.

1670–80; master + stroke1 Unabridged
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masterstroke (ˈmɑːstəˌstrəʊk)
an outstanding piece of strategy, skill, talent, etc: your idea is a masterstroke

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