with a (single) stroke of a/the/his/her pen

idiom

Definition of with a (single) stroke of a/the/his/her pen

: by a single act of moving a pen when it is being used to write or sign something used figuratively
  • The President has the power to end this policy with a (single) stroke of a/the/his pen.

Word by Word Definitions

single play
  1. : not married

  2. : of or relating to celibacy

  3. : unaccompanied by others : lone, sole

  1. : a separate individual person or thing

  2. : an unmarried person and especially one young and socially active

  3. : a recording having one short tune on each side

  1. : to select or distinguish from a number or group

  2. : to advance or score (a base runner) by a single

  3. : to bring about the scoring of (a run) by a single

stroke play
  1. : to rub gently in one direction

  2. : to flatter or pay attention to in a manner designed to reassure or persuade

  1. : the act of striking

  2. : a single unbroken movement

  3. : a controlled swing intended to hit a ball or shuttlecock

  1. : to mark with a short line

  2. : to cancel by drawing a line through

  3. : to set the stroke for (a rowing crew)

her play
  1. : of or relating to her or herself especially as possessor, agent, or object of an action — compare 1she

  1. : objective case of she

pen play
  1. : to shut in or as if in a pen

  1. : a small enclosure for animals

  2. : the animals in a pen

  3. : a small place of confinement or storage

  1. : an implement for writing or drawing with ink or a similar fluid: such as

  2. : quill

  3. : pen point

  1. : write, indite

  1. : a female swan

  1. : penitentiary


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