His mien was that of a general who sees his way to a master stroke of strategy.
This proved to be such a master stroke of diplomacy as Johnnie had not imagined.
On the contrary, he believed it to be a master stroke of cunning.
British slowness had wrecked the master stroke of Joffre's strategy.
"It would be a master stroke to seize that man," Michael the Basque observed.
Who, but a woman could have conceived such a master stroke of genius?
This was a master stroke—a tour de force—a knock-out—anything you will.
He looked about him for some supreme inspiration—some master stroke.
I believed I had made a master stroke which would disarm all suspicion.
He saw that only by a master stroke could the crown be saved for the true king.