or mas·ter stroke
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Example sentences from the Web for masterstroke
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.
Or is the abrupt third line of Joachim's speech to be regarded as a masterstroke of characterisation?Old Scores and New Readings|John F. Runciman
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 a masterstroke of the bold policy of the new Government.A Fantasy of Far Japan|Baron Kencho Suyematsu
Then the old man pushed up the sleeves of his caftan, like one who prepares to execute a masterstroke.The Baron's Sons|Mr Jkai
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