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Coup de maitre

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Coup de maitre a master-stroke
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L.,—colaphos, a blow.

Usage

In literature:

It would have been a coup-de-maitre had he deduced what I would deduce and acted accordingly.
"Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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