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strong suit

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
First recorded in 1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Administration is not the strong point of the British officer.

    Ladysmith H. W. Nevinson
  • On the instant I saw that the figure was indeed their strong point.

  • It was the strong point in the line of fortifications with which this monarch surrounded Paris.

    Old and New Paris, v. 1 Henry Sutherland Edwards
  • This is the strong point, for our critic, of Browning's love poetry.

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton Patrick Braybrooke
  • "This strong point should have been removed," continued the divisional commander, putting his finger upon a point of junction.

  • Parsimony was her great virtue, and a power of saving her strong point.

    Orley Farm Anthony Trollope
  • Even music, which had once been her strong point, was neglected in this trying weather.

    Phantom Fortune, A Novel M. E. Braddon
  • Politics was not Lylda's strong point, and I had to get it all from her, you know.

    The Girl in the Golden Atom Raymond King Cummings
  • Sometimes when the fun is clever enough and true enough no one minds, the Village least of all; humour is their strong point.

    Greenwich Village Anna Alice Chapin
British Dictionary definitions for strong point

strong point

something at which one excels; forte: tactfulness was never his strong point
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Idioms and Phrases with strong point

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.

strong suit

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