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master hand

or mas·ter-hand

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noun
  1. an expert: a master hand at diplomacy.
  2. great expertness: to show a master hand.
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Origin of master hand

First recorded in 1700–10
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Examples from the Web for master hand

Historical Examples

  • The horses, under the master-hand, had suddenly become restive.

    The Twins of Suffering Creek

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • 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

    Hezekiah Butterworth