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strong suit


  1. Bridge. a long suit that contains high cards.
  2. Also called strong point. one's most highly developed characteristic, talent, or skill; forte:

    Patience is not his strong suit.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of strong suit1

First recorded in 1860–65

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Idioms and Phrases

see strong point .

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Example Sentences

Wireless connectivity is one of the Arctis 9’s many strong suits.

Of course, even if your boss realizes writing isn’t her strong suit, offering to compensate for that weakness takes some diplomacy.

But there are many more where formal mathematics is a strong suit.

This makes you brilliant at group collaborations, not typically a strong suit.

The hand which contains the strong suit should be sufficiently strong in cards of re-entry.

Doubling by the third hand is universally understood to mean that the player has a very strong suit which he can establish.

As a matter of fact thought was not his strong suit in the game of life.

If you use the weak discard and wish to throw away your strong suit, discard first a high and then a lower card.

Mr. Rogers did not often lead even from a strong suit unless it contained at least one honour.


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