stroke of genius


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stroke of genius

an act of genius; a very clever and innovative idea or task. Your idea of painting the rock wall red was a stroke of genius.
See also: genius, of, stroke
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What a stroke of genius to have Matthews read; with his dry British accent, often Monty Pythonian in delivery; he is absolutely perfect here.
The stroke of genius that allows these schools to function is a corporate work-study program in which all students work one day a week at an entry-level professional job.
Ben Marion, who came along later, says Munsell's idea of an ag agency bringing in a guy like White to take the lead on consumer research was a stroke of genius at the time.
Pioneer's newest drive (model DVR-A03) writes DVD-RW as well as DVD-R, and--a stroke of genius here--it also writes CD-R and CD-RW.
Marketing "energy" to the average office worker, stay-at-home mom, or just about anyone was a stroke of genius that's paying off big-time .
History: This one was a stroke of genius on the part of the buzzword creators.
His greatest stroke of genius was in making so much of the glowing curvaceous mass of the hall.
The quality of the tweezer itself is superb to begin with - and having a powerful light within the actual tweezer so that users can achieve a flawless, precision tweeze, is a stroke of genius.
Carlo Ancelotti showed a stroke of genius with regard to his career when Inter let him go to Milan and transformed him into a deep-lying midfield player.
It''s very silly indeed, but teaming Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah and Katie Holmes was a stroke of genius.
The former Royal Marine then planned an assault on the league and guided the club to their fourth Super League title in five years with victory over St Helens, with his tactic of switching Rob Burrow to interchange hooker proving to be a stroke of genius.
Claire Cash, Joanne Dufficy and Sarah Matthews are backing the single Stroke of Genius or Stab in the Dark?
I LEARNED from Radio 4's Woman's Hour that this week marked the 80th anniversary of red nail polish, which has been undeniably a stroke of genius.
SO, SIR Alex Ferguson does it again - and I don't mean pulling off a stroke of genius to mastermind Wayne Rooney staying at Manchester United.
Steadily turning back the clock to the 18th Century pre-Macadam, pre-Telford road conditions is a stroke of genius as well as being a shrewd act of de-investment.