Master-stroke



[mas-ter-strohk, mah-ster-] /ˈmæs tərˌstroʊk, ˈmɑ stər-/

noun
1.
a masterly action or achievement; an extremely skillful or effective action:
War was avoided by a masterstroke of diplomacy.
/ˈmɑːstəˌstrəʊk/
noun
1.
an outstanding piece of strategy, skill, talent, etc: your idea is a masterstroke
n.

“masterly line or touch” (especially in painting), 1670s, from master (n.) + stroke (n.). Probably based on a Dutch or German model.

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