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escape artist

noun
1.
an entertainer expert in getting out of handcuffs, ropes, chains, trunks, or other confining devices.
2.
an inmate of a prison who has a reputation for being able to escape confinement.
Origin of escape artist
1940-1945
First recorded in 1940-45
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  • He watched and listened like a detective shadowing an escape artist.

    At the Post Horace Leonard Gold

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