- an expert: a master hand at diplomacy.
- great expertness: to show a master hand.
Origin of master hand
First recorded in 1700–10
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Examples from the Web for master hand
The horses, under the master-hand, had suddenly become restive.The Twins of Suffering Creek
A great romance is a portrait of humanity, painted by a master-hand.A Handful of Stars
Frank W. Boreham
"Junior's goin' to be a master-hand with flowers," observed the mother.
Need we tell you where to find this master-hand which has planned so wisely?
She's a master-hand to go to meetin', and sing, and tell stories, she is.In The Boyhood of Lincoln