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Great subtlety and tact in handling or manipulating people or difficult situations
“She showed finesse and rosy-faced sophistication.”
Impressive delicacy and skill
“It is a game of skill, finesse and intelligence.”
An adroit manoeuvre
“Declarer was planning to take a finesse in spades.”
To plan out usually with subtle skill or care
“… had to finesse the schedule a bit to fit in another patient that afternoon.”
To evade
“His frantic attempts to finesse the withdrawal failed, and have been shown up as cynical attempts to gain political advantage for himself when he should have been trying to help the country instead.”
To evade
“… tried to finesse the blame for the foreign policy fiasco, even though he was secretary of state at the time.”
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