tour de force

tour de force

noun \ˌtr-də-ˈfrs\

: a very skillful and successful effort or performance

plural tours de force \same\

Full Definition of TOUR DE FORCE

:  a feat or display of strength, skill, or ingenuity <the movie is a comic tour de force>

Examples of TOUR DE FORCE

  1. The book is a tour de force.
  2. Her performance in the play was a real tour de force.


First Known Use: 1802


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