sleight of hand

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sleight of hand

1. manual dexterity used in performing conjuring tricks
2. the performance of such tricks
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This is one of those rare moments when a bit of budget legerdemain becomes a political issue.
The "juggler" was what we today refer to as the "conjuror" involved in legerdemain, sleight of hand or prestigiation.
Almost any means of financing highway repairs and improvements would be an improvement over that bit of legislative legerdemain, and Congress has several financing methods to choose from.
The registrar is crucial--shades of Tino Sehgal and his bureaucratic legerdemain, though Sehgal's legalese is more circumspect, there to disavow his work's categorization as "performance.
A lot of mumbo-jumbo and legerdemain ensues, then John displays a seemingly random card.
The second moment of legerdemain came five minutes later.
The book then goes on to look at some urban history and the urban roots of capitalist crises, with reference to the proliferation of shaky 'sub-prime' mortgages and the associated financial legerdemain that led to the GFC.
If that occurs in people, too, then the same bacteria-changing legerdemain achieved by gastric bypass might be accomplished without putting obese patients under the knife in an expensive and risky operation, so may we say bye-bye, obesity.
With a baffling display of legerdemain he reached into the Red Box and produced George Osborne.
Wolfe, 81, has long been celebrated for the energy of his writing and for what one book jacket calls his 'stylistic legerdemain.
In an impressive feat of historical legerdemain, Morrison connects Washington's experiences as a surveyor in 1749 to his three-pronged plan, 40 years later, to appoint Hamilton as his secretary of treasury, support a national bank, and back Hamilton's assumption plan.