Definition of strong suit in US English:

strong suit


  • 1(in bridge) 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, long suit, virtue, recommendation, attraction, attractive feature, selling point, resource, beauty, boon, value, merit, bonus, aid, help
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    1. 1.1 A desirable quality that is particularly prominent in someone's character or an activity at which they excel.
      ‘compassion is not Jack's strong suit’
      • ‘Fact checking hasn't been our strong suit lately, as you have seen.’
      • ‘This also tells your partner what your strong suit is so he can play to it.’
      • ‘At 115 lb, downhill momentum isn't exactly my strong suit either.’
      • ‘‘Management just simply isn't his strong suit,’ he said.’
      • ‘And what's left isn't exactly your strong suit.’
      • ‘Quality control is not the strong suit of pirates.’
      • ‘For all its good points, listening to customers has not been a strong suit of Sturm.’
      • ‘That means he'll be able to concentrate on his strong suit: coaching.’
      • ‘But now I am middle aged, and memorization is not my strong suit anymore.’
      • ‘‘Aerodynamics is not our strong suit,’ Rudd says.’
      • ‘This will force Marion into man-to-man coverage situations - not his strong suit - which turns the Dolphins' safety into a liability.’
      • ‘For Beam at least, lyrical specificity isn't just a strong suit, it's sometimes a saving grace.’
      • ‘His decision-making was never considered a strong suit, but arm strength always got him by.’
      • ‘But caution has never been my strong suit, so I got right to the point in our one-on-one meeting in his office.’
      • ‘Sarcasm has never been your strong suit, Carmon.’
      • ‘Unfortunately for Kaia, off-the-cuff sympathy was not her strong suit.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘What I meant was that diplomacy is not your strong suit.’
      • ‘Patience not being my strong suit, I decided to investigate.’
      forte, strong point, strength, métier, long suit, talent, skill, bent, gift, claim to fame, department, pièce de résistance
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