a box of tricks

box of tricks

1. The items that one has available for use. The phrase originally referred to the items a magician would use for magic tricks. Let's see what I have in my box of tricks to entertain the baby.
2. The skills that one has available for use. She's an ace negotiator, so you know she has a few more surprises in her box of tricks.
See also: box, of, trick

a box of tricks

an ingenious gadget. informal
See also: box, of, trick

a bag/box of ˈtricks

(informal) a set of methods or equipment that somebody can use: Hotel managers are using a whole new bag of tricks to attract their guests.
See also: bag, box, of, trick