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If you're not a DAB HAND with a mortar and pestle, use a coffee grinder for grinding spices.
Queen Rania of Jordan is already a DAB HAND at Facebook and uploading videos onto YouTube.
(BBC Web Monitor)
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dab hand (chiefly British)
- someone who is very good at a particular activity
(Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)
A dab hand in the kitchen
An efficiency expert was giving a lecture to a group of managers, mainly men. He concluded his lecture with a note of caution. "Don't try these techniques at home."
"Why not?" asked somebody from the audience.
"I watched my wife's routine at breakfast for years," the expert explained. "She made lots of trips between the refrigerator, stove, table and cabinets, often carrying a single item at a time. One day I told her, "You're wasting too much time. Why don't you try carrying several things at once?"
"Did it save time?" the man in the audience asked.
"Actually, yes," replied the expert. "It used to take her 20 minutes to make breakfast. Now I do it in ten."
expert, ace, specialist, pro, whiz, hot shot