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English definition of “sleight of hand”

sleight of hand

noun [U]     /ˌslaɪt.əvˈhænd/
speed and skill of the hand when performing tricks: Most of these conjuring tricks depend on sleight of hand.Magic skilful hiding of the truth in order to win an advantage: By some statistical sleight of hand the government have produced figures showing that unemployment has recently fallen.Sly and devious
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