long suit


: a holding of more than the average number of cards in a suit

Examples of long suit in a Sentence

one-on-one politicking is her long suit
Recent Examples on the Web But telling a semi-coherent story that an idiot like me can easily understand, well, that is not his long suit. Neil Senturia, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Sep. 2023 With Trump, loyalty is not his long suit. Fred Barnes, Washington Examiner, 18 Feb. 2021 My long suit is to dream, and to do the long-term stuff. IEEE Spectrum, 17 Aug. 2022 Boston Dynamics is really starting to be successful doing commercial stuff, and that’s not my long suit. IEEE Spectrum, 17 Aug. 2022 After taking the stage in a cool all-brown look comprised of a long suit coat, button-down blouse, and distressed slacks, Palmer addressed some recent pregnancy rumors. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 4 Dec. 2022 Denizens of the day would pair that with equally roomy, extra-long suit jackets with exaggerated lapels. Thalía Henao, Allure, 3 May 2022 If an ample wardrobe is your long suit, the closet here rivals the size of a conventional house — nearly 2,000 square feet. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, 16 Jan. 2021 But even if the defenders succeed in setting up a long suit, the defender with the winners must retain an entry to cash them. Frank Stewart, The Mercury News, 10 Aug. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1759, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of long suit was in 1759

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“Long suit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long%20suit. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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