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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After his arrest, he confessed to using well-known sleight of hand tricks to steal from shops.
My sleight of hand might not be as quick these days, but I think I do well for my age.
In a four-part series Ben wS ill be showing his sleight of hand tricks and in episode two, on May 3, Crosby will feature in it.
QUOTES" "We can declare the X Factor the greatest sleight of hand, ever.
The blunders distract from an otherwise enjoyably ridiculous caper that ventures high above the streets of New York where an escaped criminal engineers some sleight of hand from his vantage point on a narrow window ledge.
The trick was performed by Russell Fitzgerald, an amateur magician known to open meetings with a little sleight of hand.
Amherst's Orange Television plays a bit of sleight of hand with the listener.
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.