Can anyone help me with "neat trick" in the following sentence:
"This was one neat trick, and something I knew I would be able to impress my friends with back home."
I'm not a professional teacher but here "neat" means, "clever, impressive," not "tidy". In the Oxford English Dictionary, sense 3c of "neat" is
"Of actions, etc.: involving special skill, accuracy, or precision; cleverly contrived or executed."