Definition of masterstroke
: a masterly performance or move
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For that video alone there will be many supporters, not just Southampton's, that are happy that Taylor extended his time at the club, truly a masterstroke by the club.
The masterstroke is Zimmer’s introduction of a quotation from the Enigma Variations of Edward Elgar — the symphonist whose music most fully embodies the British soul — with a slow burn that still amounted to playing with fire.
All that said, Amazon’s invented shopping holiday is a masterstroke.
He was quickly converted and Williams' decision to broaden her horizons proved to be a masterstroke.
Then the quintet began a period of experimentation, adding layers and electronic flourishes to their guitar-pop sound on OK Computer, a masterstroke that turns 20 years old this month.
At the time, the decision was hailed by observers as a masterstroke — one that could grow her slender parliamentary edge into a historically large majority, giving her the sort of one-woman authority that even Thatcher would have envied.
At the time, the decision was hailed by observers as a masterstroke - one that could grow her slender parliamentary edge into a historically large majority, giving her the sort of one-woman authority that even Thatcher would have envied.
But Macron's English-language statement was a masterstroke, a way to put Trump under public pressure in the American media, in a way that Trump will surely watch from his television just off the Oval Office Friday.
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