strong suit
noun Date: 1742 1. a long suit containing high cards 2. something in which one excels ; forte <
details of legislation have never been my strong suit — Tip O'Neill
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  • strong 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

  • strong suit — strong ,suit noun singular your strong suit is the thing you do best: I don t think managing people is his strong suit …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • strong suit — strong′ suit n. 1) gam bridge a long suit that contains high cards 2) one s most highly developed characteristic, talent, or skill; forte: Patience is not his strong suit[/ex] • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • strong suit — noun 1. a long suit including high cards • Hypernyms: ↑long suit • Part Holonyms: ↑bridge hand 2. an asset of special worth or utility cooking is his forte • Syn: ↑forte, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • strong suit — 1. Bridge. a long suit that contains high cards. 2. one s most highly developed characteristic, talent, or skill; forte: Patience is not his strong suit. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • strong suit — noun 1》 (in bridge or whist) a holding of a number of high cards of one suit in a hand. 2》 (one s strong suit) something at which one excels …   English new terms dictionary

  • strong suit — noun A field in which, or task at which, one is quite capable. That area isnt my strong suit, but I can give it a shot …   Wiktionary

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

  • be someone's strong suit — be (someone s) strong point/suit if an ability or quality is your strong suit, you have a lot of it. It has to be said, logic isn t Katherine s strong point. (usually negative) Charm is not his strong suit but at least he knows it …   New idioms dictionary

  • be strong suit — be (someone s) strong point/suit if an ability or quality is your strong suit, you have a lot of it. It has to be said, logic isn t Katherine s strong point. (usually negative) Charm is not his strong suit but at least he knows it …   New idioms dictionary

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