Coup de maitre



[kooduh me-truh] /kudə ˈmɛ trə/

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

a clever or well-timed action; masterstroke
Word Origin

French ‘stroke of a master’

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