Definition of stroke of genius in English:

stroke of genius


  • An outstandingly brilliant and original idea.

    ‘the new piece of propaganda was a stroke of genius’
    • ‘This bit of the information was Robert Shields' idea, a stroke of genius.’
    • ‘The match, tight as it inevitably will be, could be decided by one stroke of genius.’
    • ‘Sure, many fashion designers are extremely creative people with occasional strokes of genius.’
    • ‘A bad idea does not become a stroke of genius just because you place it on the web.’
    • ‘The whole C.M. Punk storyline several months ago was a stroke of pure genius.’
    • ‘And then one day, it came to me like a stroke of genius.’
    • ‘Though fixing the tower in this way was thought to be a stroke of genius, it was also considered a hazardous way to go.’
    • ‘This seemed like a brilliant stroke of genius - until the guys at the other side of the intersection did the same thing.’
    • ‘Someone had hit upon a bold concept, a stroke of genius, in fact.’
    • ‘Alan Rickman as Snape was a brilliant stroke of genius.’
    feat, accomplishment, achievement, attainment, coup, master stroke, stratagem
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