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as in:  a financial coup

We consider it a coup for the University to get the new presidential library.
  a brilliant and notable success
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The term "coup de theatre" indicates a sensational moment in a theatrical stagecraft — typically a surprise; or possibly a highly successful theatrical production.

Coup has many reasonably common, but highly diverse senses. Accordingly, it is generally recommended that you just learn the sense (or senses) that currently interest you.
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  • We consider it a coup for the University to get the new presidential library.
  • Signing him was a coup for our club.
  • He pulled off a coup. ... He got the Bigburger franchise for our town.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • But the coup the youngest daughter most wanted was to reconcile with her father in a big way.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

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  • We judged traders by their coups, the contracts they landed, the agencies they picked up.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • a marketing coup
  • I did manage to make poor men of a few brokers in New York, but my best coup went wrong.
    Oppenheim, E. Phillips  --  The Malefactor
  • The coup de theatre had not come off.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  War and Peace
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Associated words [difficulty]:   coup [3]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Fine Arts & Music, Medicine, History
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