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1. One who has formerly held the position of master in an organization, especially a social one such as a lodge or club.
2. One who is thoroughly experienced and skilled in a particular craft or activity.
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1. a person with talent for, or experience in, a particular activity: a past master of tact.
2. a person who has held the office of master in a Freemasons' lodge, guild, etc
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1. a person who is thoroughly skilled in a profession or art; expert.
2. a person who has held the office of master in a guild, lodge, etc.
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|Noun||1.||past master - someone who was formerly a master|
|2.||past master - someone who has long and thorough experience in a given activity|
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
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noun expert, ace (informal), wizard, artist, virtuoso, old hand, dab hand (Brit. informal) He is a past master at manipulating the media.
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past mastern to be a past master at → essere molto esperto/a in
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