trick of the/one's trade

Definition of trick of the/one's trade

  1. :  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

Word by Word Definitions

trickplay
  1. :  a crafty procedure or practice meant to deceive or defraud

    :  a mischievous act :  prank

    :  a deceptive, dexterous, or ingenious feat

  1. :  to deceive by cunning or artifice :  cheat

    :  to dress or adorn fancifully or ornately :  ornament

  1. :  of or relating to or involving tricks or trickery

    :  skilled in or used for tricks

    :  somewhat defective and unreliable

tradeplay
  1. :  the business of buying and selling or bartering commodities :  commerce

    :  business, market

    :  dealings between persons or groups

  1. :  to give one thing in exchange for another

    :  to engage in the exchange, purchase, or sale of goods

    :  to make one's purchases :  shop

  1. :  of, relating to, or used in trade

    :  intended for or limited to persons in a business or industry

    :  serving others in the same business rather than the ultimate user or consumer


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