or mas·ter stroke
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If that was what was in his mind three years ago—it was a masterstroke and one that may end up prolonging his regime.
Raising 9/11 at the debate as a psychic event rather than one of national security was a masterstroke that won the day.
And he was also capable of the masterstroke of impudence—putting out a pickup order, through Spaceforce, for his own name!The Door Through Space|Marion Zimmer Bradley
Oedipus by a masterstroke of art is made to imagine that she has departed in shame, fearing he may be proved the son of a slave.Authors of Greece|T. W. Lumb
It was not a scheme generated in his teeming brain, like the strategy of a campaign, or a masterstroke of diplomacy.Terre Napoleon|Ernest Scott
But the great Frenchman's masterstroke was his treaty with Gustavus Adolphus.
When Fanny returned with your letter this morning, I prepared for a masterstroke.Great Porter Square, v. 3|Benjamin Leopold Farjeon