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    Neat trick

    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."

    Thanks,

    Blueye

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    Re: Neat trick

    Quote Originally Posted by blueeye View Post
    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."

    Thanks,

    Blueye
    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."

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