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English definition of “past master”

past master

noun [C]    
a person who is very skilled in a particular activity : Joe is a past master at getting invitations to parties .Experts and specialists
(Definition of past master noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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