sleight of hand


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Synonyms for sleight of hand

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

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According to Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, "There was no sleight of hand required in picking Louisville for this unique festival.
The blunders distract from an otherwise enjoyably ridiculous caper that ventures high above the streets of New York where an escaped criminal engineers some sleight of hand from his vantage point on a narrow window ledge.
It's a sleight of hand to say the least because the money isn't there to be saved yet.
It's a sleight of hand, to say the least, because the money isn't there to be saved yet.
It is impossible to mention the excellent Sleight of Hand without talking about the two imposing (and again strange) figures that dominated the stage ( two dancers positioned on very high platforms, wearing floor-length costumes took on the appearance of monstrously tall people.
But there's really not much to ``The Illusionist'' once you get past all that sleight of hand.
Education Week followed the money trail and determined that Bennett's group got the cash through a combination of paperwork shuffling and bureaucratic sleight of hand.
Yet for all the implicit references to Hitchcock, detective fiction, and comic books, Baseman does not fall into caricature but preserves an auteurist sleight of hand.
Am I a little naive to dare think that something odd is taking place and that some sleight of hand has slipped into the system so that (A) is always covered and (B) is always out of pocket.
This artistic optical illusion is a fitting metaphor for the political sleight of hand that is Ariel Sharon's Great Wall.
The visitors pressed and some Hayes' sleight of hand unlocked the door for centre James McLaren to storm over for a try which Hayes converted.
Thanks to some gravitational sleight of hand, researchers last March were treated to a magnified view of a gamma-ray burst dubbed GRB 00301C.
THIEVES are using sleight of hand to rob elderly women of the notes from their purses while they are rootling for change, police warn.
30pm, C4) details their potent mix of bright ideas, bold takeovers and sheer sleight of hand.
More than a year has passed since the constitutional right to confessional school boards in Quebec was removed by legislative sleight of hand.