sleight of hand

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the use of skillful tricks and deceptions to produce entertainingly baffling effects

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He explained that magicians, besides performing slight of hand, must entertain their audience.
He is good and his equivalent of a verbal slight of hand was impressive, yet lacking in a balanced perspective.
Blackmun's judicial slight of hand was preceded, initiated, and followed by lies and falsehood.
The real implication of this legislative slight of hand is that no landlord or financing institution can be assured that the State will honor its leasehold commitments," said Sinzheimer.
The two countries meet in Lyon for the first time since the Arsenal legend's slight of hand helped dump the Irish out of the World Cup 2010 play-off.
In essence, the council tax freeze offer is no more than a political slight of hand, not one that we should entertain.
Australia looked dangerous at every stage of the match, Quade Cooper coming back to international rugby with aplomb, and cutting Wales to ribbons with his slight of hand and impressive off-loads.
By some freaky coincidence the only two programmes I bothered to watch in the last seven days both involved people using slight of hand and a small supportive cup to help tuck their bits and bobs safely out of sight between their legs.
Phil Dawson kicked field goals of 38 and 37 yards for the Browns, who after pulling off three trick plays two weeks ago to upset the Super Bowl champs, used some slight of hand to open a 17-7 lead.
Chabon is like a good magician, using slight of hand to discombobulate his audience.
TRICKERY, suspense and slight of hand have proved popular movie fodder in recent years and, following on from the success of The Prestige, comes another period drama about the murky world of magicians.
Giteau slotted a third penalty - much to the derision of the local French fans - and the centre then showed a deft slight of hand to send Ashley-Cooper over for the Wallabies' fourth try.
Part of my demonstration is severing an arm by slight of hand and throwing a fake, moving arm into the audience.
In what was an act of pure chicanery and slight of hand, they effectively handed the opposition an ace card.
Organised so that head chef Graham Procter and his team of professional chefs could receive real guest feedback regarding festive menus, presentation, taste and content, guests were met upon arrival by a stilt walker, a young female Santa and a magician who impressed everyone with his slight of hand.