sleight of hand Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"sleight of hand" in British English

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sleight of handnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌslaɪt.əvˈhænd/
speed and ​skill of the ​hand when ​performingtricks: Most of these ​conjuringtricksdepend on sleight of ​hand. skilfulhiding of the ​truth in ​order to ​win an ​advantage: By some ​statistical sleight of ​hand the ​government has ​producedfiguresshowing that ​unemployment has ​recentlyfallen.
(Definition of sleight of hand from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sleight of handnoun [U]

 us   /ˌslɑɪt̬·əvˈhænd/
speed and ​skill with the ​hands when ​performingtricks that ​seem to be ​magic
(Definition of sleight of hand from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sleight of hand”
in Chinese (Simplified) (魔术中的)巧妙手法,敏捷手法, 花招,手腕…
in Chinese (Traditional) (魔術中的)巧妙手法,敏捷手法, 花招,手腕…
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