stroke of genius


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stroke of genius

A particularly inspired, clever, or innovative act, idea, or decision. Their decision to let customers from any other operating system migrate their information was a stroke of genius. I must say, it was a stroke of genius getting the kids all those puzzles—they've been playing quietly for hours!
See also: genius, of, stroke

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

stroke of genius

an outstandingly brilliant and original idea.
See also: genius, of, stroke
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