masterstroke


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mas·ter·stroke

 (măs′tər-strōk′)
n.
An achievement or action revealing consummate skill or mastery: a masterstroke of diplomacy. See Synonyms at feat1.

masterstroke

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

mas•ter•stroke

(ˈmæs tərˌstroʊk, ˈmɑ stər-)

n.
an extremely skillful or effective action.
[1670–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.masterstroke - an achievement demonstrating great skill or masterymasterstroke - an achievement demonstrating great skill or mastery
accomplishment, achievement - the action of accomplishing something

masterstroke

noun act of genius, victory, triumph, coup, complete success, successful manoeuvre To have convinced them that his actions were justified was a masterstroke.

masterstroke

noun
A great or heroic deed:
Translations

masterstroke

[ˈmɑːstəˌstrəʊk] Ngolpe m maestro

masterstroke

[ˈmɑːstərstrəʊk] ncoup m de maîtremaster tape nbande f mère

masterstroke

[ˈmɑːstəˌstrəʊk] ncolpo magistrale or da maestro
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He is a really clever manager and getting him in was a masterstroke for Everton," Beardsley - who played for both Merseyside clubs - said.
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SAM TORRANCE has hailed Paul McGinley's masterstroke decision to bring Sir Alex Ferguson into the European team fold.
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Masterstroke "I'm getting fed up of talking about him