long suit


Definition of long suit

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

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Examples of long suit in a Sentence

one-on-one politicking is her long suit
Recent Examples on the Web 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 In any case, bid three spades to show your tolerance for his long suit. Frank Stewart, The Mercury News, 9 Sep. 2019 When dummy leads a heart at Trick Three, East must rise with his ace to return a club, racing to set up West’s long suit. Frank Stewart, The Mercury News, 10 Aug. 2019 Transparency about the building plan is not the museum’s long suit. Christopher Knight, latimes.com, 9 July 2019 Dressed in long suit shirts over hidden white short-shorts, Draves and Slavin offer up lines and images resembling Bharatnatyam: deep, turned out squats, angular legs and feet and intricate articulation of the hands. Lauren Warnecke, chicagotribune.com, 9 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of long suit

1759, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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 14 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of long suit

: something that a person does well

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