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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And it took some legal sleight of hand to keep the NAMA debt off Ireland's official accounts, so that we wouldn't breach EU rules against borrowing too much.
That kind of misdirection is perfectly suited for a movie that equates the sleight of hand of its magician protagonists to the illusory nature of film.
A leading practitioner of this sleight of hand is the Rev.
Taking advantage of some gravitational sleight of hand, astronomers have found indirect evidence of the smallest planet known to exist beyond our solar system.
though, if you know where to look, the sleight of hand is evident.
This morsel of information points to the provocative subtexts and symbiotic relationships in images created with impressive sleight of hand.
In a subtle sleight of hand, by pulling one edge of the hall back from the site border, Leiviska also manages to preserve a quartet of ancient pine trees on the south-east edge of the site.
CONTROVERSIAL comic and sleight of hand expert Jerry Sadowitz is casting a spell over the festival as a magic impresario.
And the media has had a field day reporting on waves of financial shenanigans, cooked books, abusive tax shelters and sleight of hand accounting.
The deliciously subversive sleight of hand they've pulled off on Middle America was never more apparent than after Roy's injury.
It's done with an old-fashioned sleight of hand called a batch file--something lots of people used before Windows painted over simple DOS commands, such as "copy teabiscuit.
If any private corporation had engaged in such patterns of malfeasance, fraud, and megabuck sleight of hand, it would have been punished by its customers, shareholders, and employees long before the government got involved.