A tour de force - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
a tour de force
tour de force
An exceptionally masterful performance or achievement, especially in the arts. The director's latest movie is a tour de force of filmmaking. The Olympic gymnast's final routine was a tour de force that earned her a gold medal.
a tour de ˈforce (from French) an extremely skilful performance or achievement: a literary/cinematic tour de force
This is a French phrase that means ‘an act of strength’.
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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.
This work is a tour de force
and a tour de sources.
The Supercuts site is a tour de force
of haircare information, entertainment and valuable haircare offers.