fell stroke

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Can all these be wished away with one fell stroke of the UCC?
In one fell stroke, hundreds of millions of people have been lifted out of the morass of poverty -- from 37 per cent of the population being poor at the time the UPA came to power, the figure has come down to 21 per cent, we are told.
Losses incurred so far by regular followers of Pricewise could, however, be wiped out in one fell stroke should Tyrur Laurel make it through to next week's final.
George Clooney and his Hollywood A-list chums make a sequel to Ocean's Eleven and in one fell stroke makes themselves into B movie bandits.
He's now being talked about as the national side's in-form defender and has, at one fell stroke, resurrected his international career.
We would be able to fund our health service and public services and good causes at one fell stroke.
But the Club preferred to stick to its usual `rules is rules' approach, thus in one fell stroke earning more bad will from everybody in greyhound racing than it could have with a thousand fines for knacker-meat positives.