past master noun
: a person who has done something many times before and has become very skilled at doing it
: one who has held the office of worshipful master in a lodge of Freemasons or of master in a guild, club, or society
[alteration of passed master] : one who is expert : adept
Examples of PAST MASTER
- He's a past master at finding ways to get out of trouble.
- They are past masters of the art of propaganda.
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Related to PAST MASTER
- ace, adept, artist, authority, cognoscente, connoisseur, crackerjack (also crackajack), dab [chiefly British], dab hand [chiefly British], fiend, geek, guru, hand, hotshot, maestro, master, maven (also mavin), meister, expert, proficient, scholar, shark, sharp, virtuoso, whiz, wizard
- amateur, inexpert, nonexpert
Rhymes with PAST MASTER
, court plaster
, grand master
, old master
, surf caster
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