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Synonyms for past master

a person with a high degree of knowledge or skill in a particular field

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someone who was formerly a master

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someone who has long and thorough experience in a given activity

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It seems to this reviewer that the publishers chose to opt out of the expense involved in licensing the works of the past masters. As a detail from the cover image - Las Meninas The Family of Philip IV by Diego Velazquez - is reproduced on the back cover, it seems that the producers of 'Private View' felt that including only one actual work of art was enough.
Refusing to answer the question is one of the things that has caused the public's deep distrust of politicians, and sadly our PM is a past master at the art of evasion and obfuscation.
Murtagh has proved himself a past master at Epsom, where he has won the Derby three times and the Coronation Cup twice.
Barry Hills is a past master when it comes to getting his horses in top condition for big races and looks to have an ideal contender with this Piccolo filly.
Murakami, the promoter of all things "superflat," is, of course, a past master at giving childlike imagery nasty and malicious overtones.
The writer has also termed Imran Khan a past master at hurling invective and unfounded accusations.
"Sir Alex Ferguson is the past master at handling egos," Tueart said.
TONY Blair, as we saw from the days when he was the prime minister, is a past master at constructing a superficially profound speech or presentation which, on detailed analysis, contains absolutely nothing.
Immediate Past Master John Brackpool said: "I chose Sandwell Young Carers for my charity of the year because I felt that this was a excellent service offered to the many young people who often care alone with little support.
Best, a past master at excusing himself, said he had been "badly let down" by the revelations of his latest lover, 22-year-old Dutch au pair Lisa Pesch, in the Sunday Mirror.
Why should we as a nation be constantly ridiculed and diminished by our past master? Shouldn't we have the confidence to fly our own beautiful flag with passion?Imagine the outcries if every German tourist felt the need to parade their flag across London!
Mr Morgan is a past master at bringing the mundane to life, or keeping AMs awake, to put it another way.
He was a member of Greendale Peoples Church, was a past master of the Montacute Lodge and was a 33 degree Mason.
Derek, a Past Master (PM) of the guild, said: "As 2012 is the 30th anniversary of the sinking of the Destroyer HMS Coventry in the Falklands War, it may be worth showing the ship's funnel badges which were made by the Coventry Freemen's Guild for the ship.