tour de force

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Borrowing from French tour de force ‎(feat of strength), circa 19th century.


  • (US) IPA: /ˌtuɹ.dəˈfoɹs/ or /-ˈfɔɹs/


tour de force ‎(plural tours de force)

  1. A feat demonstrating brilliance or mastery in a field.
    Now orbiting Earth, Gravity Probe B is a technological tour de force.
  2. An outstanding display of skill.

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