sleight of hand
Words nearby sleight of hand
Origin of sleight of hand
Examples from the Web for sleight of hand
Like any good suspense novelist, Shields is a master of evasion and sleight-of-hand.
Catching Fire perpetuates an ideological vision that, today, is a sleight-of-hand.
In the smoke and mirrors of the fashion world, Wang is an expert at sleight-of-hand.Can Alexander Wang Sell Street Style At Balenciaga?|Robin Givhan|November 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
"They were clever at sleight-of-hand, I suppose," said La Croissette.Jacques Bonneval|Anne Manning
I have spoken so much of sleight-of-hand, that it might be supposed I had quite given up all thoughts about mechanism.Memoirs of Robert-Houdin, ambassador, author and conjurer|Jean Henri Robert-Houdin
As a priest, Moses was no doubt initiated into all the arts of these sleight-of-hand impostors.Religion In The Heavens|Logan Mitchell
And you must let me know what they can do, whether they can sing or recite or do sleight-of-hand tricks, you know.The Crimson Sweater|Ralph Henry Barbour
At one moment his mania would be fencing; the next, sleight-of-hand tricks; the next, archery.The Octopus|Frank Norris
British Dictionary definitions for sleight of hand
Idioms and Phrases with sleight of hand
Trickery, deviousness, as in By some sleight of hand they managed to overlook all bonuses. This term alludes to the performance of magic tricks with the hands. Its figurative use dates from about 1700.