a tour de force

a tour de force

a performance or achievement which shows a lot of skill and which is admired by a lot of people His performance as Richard III was a brilliant tour de force.
See also: DE, force, tour
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The late Michel Simonin contributes a tour de force reading of the 1586 "Affaire Le Breton" that makes evident yet again what the profession has lost with his passing.
The Supercuts site is a tour de force of haircare information, entertainment and valuable haircare offers.
According to Mark Klink, Director of Sales Productivity for Werner Electric Supply, a Tour de Force CRM client and BYOR beta site, "The additional ability to build and generate custom reports that the BYOR tool offers the user is a valuable step in providing all of our users the information they need to manage and grow their business in a fast paced business environment.