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Definition of sleight of hand noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


    sleight of hand

    NAmE//ˌslaɪt̮ əv ˈhænd//
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  1. 1(formal legerdemain) skillful movements of your hand that other people cannot see The trick is done simply by sleight of hand.
  2. 2the fact of tricking people in a skillful way Last year's profits were more the result of financial sleight of hand than genuine growth.
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