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An achievement or action revealing consummate skill or mastery: a masterstroke of diplomacy. See Synonyms at feat1.
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an outstanding piece of strategy, skill, talent, etc: your idea is a masterstroke.
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mas•ter•stroke(ˈmæs tərˌstroʊk, ˈmɑ stər-)
an extremely skillful or effective action.
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noun act of genius, victory, triumph, coup, complete success, successful manoeuvre To have convinced them that his actions were justified was a masterstroke.
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