trick of the/one's trade


: a quick or clever way of doing something that one has learned usually as part of one's job
a mystery writer who knows all the tricks of his trade

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Recent Examples on the Web Veken 6 Set of Packing Cubes Another trick of the trade to maximize packing space is utilizing packing cubes. Jackie Cucco, Travel + Leisure, 10 Nov. 2023 Bregman is one of the game’s top technicians at the plate, one who pairs significant pull-side power (a trick of the trade at Minute Maid Park) with one of the game’s most advanced eyes. Michael Shapiro, Chron, 20 Mar. 2023 Yet another trick of the trade that Olson employs to save money is using less expensive cabinets in one portion of an install and more expensive cabinets in other areas. Mia Taylor, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 Feb. 2023 With the Vikings clinging to a 17-16 lead over the Giants in the fourth quarter of their December matchup, Jefferson went through every trick of the trade to get Minnesota a touchdown. Emmanuel Morgan, New York Times, 14 Jan. 2023 This tiny accessory is a trick of the trade that tons of influencers use. Maren Estrada, BGR, 24 June 2021

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“Trick of the/one's trade.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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