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long suit, someone's

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long suit, someone's

noun phrase

Someone's best gift or quality; forte; strong point: His gift of gab is his long suit. He can call a bird off a tree

[1895+; fr card-playing, ''suit in which you hold originally more than three cards,'' found by 1876]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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