masterstroke

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


Origin:
1670–80; master + stroke1

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masterstroke (ˈmɑːstəˌstrəʊk)
 
n
an outstanding piece of strategy, skill, talent, etc: your idea is a masterstroke

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Example sentences
The right investment posture involves moderation and broad diversification, not
  looking for some masterstroke.
Instead, however it was intended, it has turned out to be a political
  masterstroke.
The nomination has been hailed as a masterstroke, but it is also a confession
  of weakness.
The masterstroke is meant to be a scheme which allows companies to buy back
  their shares without having to cancel them.
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