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A master stroke.
masterpiece, sensation, marvel, wonder, triumph, winner, success, feat, coup, master strokeView synonyms
- ‘If Democracy in America is Tocqueville's coup d'essai, his coup de maître is L'Ancien Regime et la Revolution.’
- ‘Though the songs described above are luscious, the coup de maître is the album's finale. surely one of the great recordings in recent popular music.’
- ‘In a coup de maître of archaeological sleuthing, the scholar has recently located a sort of Rosetta stone for Quadratic C.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.