Definition of Harry Houdini from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Harry Houdini

 
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(1874-1926) a US performer of magic, born in Hungary, who became famous for escaping from chains, locked boxes, etc. His name is often used to refer to a person or an animal that seems able to escape from any situation It will take a political Houdini escape trick for him to avoid being destroyed by the scandal.