Definition of strong suit in English:

strong suit


  • 1(in bridge or whist) a holding of a number of high cards of one suit in a hand.

    • ‘The most important signals are discards to indicate to partner which is your own strong suit, and leads to indicate the strength of your trumps.’
    • ‘If partner indicated only one strong suit you must begin with your highest card of that suit.’
    benefit, advantage, blessing, good point, strong point, strength, forte, talent, gift, strong suit, long suit, virtue, recommendation, attraction, attractive feature, selling point, resource, beauty, boon, value, merit, bonus, aid, help
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    1. 1.1Something at which one excels.
      ‘compassion is not Jack's strong suit’
      • ‘For all its good points, listening to customers has not been a strong suit of Sturm.’
      • ‘This also tells your partner what your strong suit is so he can play to it.’
      • ‘But now I am middle aged, and memorization is not my strong suit anymore.’
      • ‘‘Aerodynamics is not our strong suit,’ Rudd says.’
      • ‘For Beam at least, lyrical specificity isn't just a strong suit, it's sometimes a saving grace.’
      • ‘Quality control is not the strong suit of pirates.’
      • ‘Patience not being my strong suit, I decided to investigate.’
      • ‘This will force Marion into man-to-man coverage situations - not his strong suit - which turns the Dolphins' safety into a liability.’
      • ‘‘Management just simply isn't his strong suit,’ he said.’
      • ‘And what's left isn't exactly your strong suit.’
      • ‘But caution has never been my strong suit, so I got right to the point in our one-on-one meeting in his office.’
      • ‘What I meant was that diplomacy is not your strong suit.’
      • ‘Fact checking hasn't been our strong suit lately, as you have seen.’
      • ‘At 115 lb, downhill momentum isn't exactly my strong suit either.’
      • ‘That means he'll be able to concentrate on his strong suit: coaching.’
      • ‘Sarcasm has never been your strong suit, Carmon.’
      • ‘Events move at a clip with nary a concern for geographic continuity - which is strange, as this is often the strong suit of such films.’
      • ‘I was a decent father, but domestic life was not my strong suit.’
      • ‘His decision-making was never considered a strong suit, but arm strength always got him by.’
      • ‘Unfortunately for Kaia, off-the-cuff sympathy was not her strong suit.’
      forte, strong point, strength, métier, long suit, strong suit, talent, skill, bent, gift, claim to fame, department, pièce de résistance
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