a stroke of genius

noun phrase

: a brilliant and successful idea or decision
Deciding to relocate the company was a stroke of genius.

Examples of a stroke of genius in a Sentence

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“A stroke of genius.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20stroke%20of%20genius. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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