- Bridge. a long suit that contains high cards.
- Also called strong point. one's most highly developed characteristic, talent, or skill; forte: Patience is not his strong suit.
Origin of strong suit
- something at which one excels; fortetactfulness was never his strong point
Idioms and Phrases with strong point
Also, strong suit. An area in which someone or something excels, as in That beautiful lobby is the building's strong point, or Writing is her strong suit. The first term was first recorded in 1840; the variant alludes to various card games, in which it signifies the suit with the highest or most cards.
see strong point.