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sleight of hand

noun as in deceptive skill

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Like any good suspense novelist, Shields is a master of evasion and sleight-of-hand.

Catching Fire perpetuates an ideological vision that, today, is a sleight-of-hand.

This option creates bad optics as well, because it looks like the old pork-barrel log rolling and legislative sleight-of-hand.

In the smoke and mirrors of the fashion world, Wang is an expert at sleight-of-hand.

The old sleight-of-hand expert had stolen it, sure, and slipped it under his robe.

Just think: after five years of desertion, and trouble without end, and it all put right by a little sleight-of-hand.

He shot out his hand and produced his watch with the celerity of a sleight-of-hand performer.

Nature fills her baskets by the same sleight-of-hand, and the observer must be on the alert who would possess her secret.

Need you be surprised then, that a sleight-of-hand man, a manipulator of goblets, requires accomplices?


On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sleight of hand, such as: chicanery, deception, trickery, conjuration, deceit, and double-dealing.

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