Crossword Genius

Expert history teacher? (4,6)


I believe the answer is:

past master

'expert' is the definition.
(past master is a kind of expert)

'history teacher?' is the wordplay.
'history' becomes 'past' (I've seen this before).
'teacher?' becomes 'master' (I've seen this before).

(Other definitions for past master that I've seen before include "wizard" , "Thomas Arnold was" , "seen at staff reunions?" , "Someone with a long and thorough experience in a given activity" , "Person experienced in a particular field" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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