long suit
noun Date: circa 1876 1. a holding of more than the average number of cards in a suit 2. strong suit, forte

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • long suit — Suit Suit (s[=u]t), n. [OE. suite, F. suite, OF. suite, sieute, fr. suivre to follow, OF. sivre; perhaps influenced by L. secta. See {Sue} to follow, and cf. {Sect}, {Suite}.] 1. The act of following or pursuing, as game; pursuit. [Obs.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Long suit — Long Long, a. [Compar. {Longer}; superl. {Longest}.] [AS. long, lang; akin to OS, OFries., D., & G. lang, Icel. langr, Sw. l[*a]ng, Dan. lang, Goth. laggs, L. longus. [root]125. Cf. {Length}, {Ling} a fish, {Linger}, {Lunge}, {Purloin}.] 1. Drawn …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • long suit — long′ suit n. 1) gam a) the suit in which the most cards are held in a hand b) (in bridge) a suit in which four or more cards are held in a hand 2) the quality, activity or endeavor in which one excels: Diligence is not his long suit[/ex] •… …   From formal English to slang

  • long suit — n. 1. Card Games the suit in which a player holds the most cards 2. something at which one excels …   English World dictionary

  • long suit — noun 1. in a hand, the suit having the most cards • Hypernyms: ↑collection, ↑aggregation, ↑accumulation, ↑assemblage • Hyponyms: ↑strong suit • Part Holonyms: ↑hand, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • long suit — /ˈlɒŋ sut/ (say long sooht) noun 1. Cards the suit in a hand which has the most cards. 2. one s strongest point; that field in which one most excels: *Scones were her long suit. –david malouf, 1990 …   Australian English dictionary

  • long suit — 1. Cards. a. the suit in which the most cards are held in a hand. b. (in bridge) a suit in which four or more cards are held in a hand. 2. the quality, activity, endeavor, etc., in which one excels: Diligence is his long suit. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • long suit — noun 1》 (in bridge or whist) a holding of several cards of one suit in a hand, typically 5 or more out of the 13. 2》 [usu. with negative] (one s long suit) one s outstanding quality or achievement …   English new terms dictionary

  • Long Suit — Whist family 1) A holding of more than four cards in a suit 2) The longest holding in any suit in a hand …   The official rules of card games glossary

  • long suit — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Something at which a person excels: forte, metier, specialty, strong point, strong suit. Slang: bag, thing. See ABILITY …   English dictionary for students

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