trick of the/one's trade

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Definition of 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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“Trick of the/one's trade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trick%20of%20the%2Fone%27s%20trade. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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