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sleight of hand

noun [U] uk   us   /ˌslaɪt.əvˈhænd/
speed and skill of the hand when performing tricks: Most of these conjuring tricks depend on sleight of hand. 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.
Translations of “sleight of hand”
in Chinese (Traditional) (魔術中的)巧妙手法,敏捷手法, 花招,手腕…
in Chinese (Simplified) (魔术中的)巧妙手法,敏捷手法, 花招,手腕…
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