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

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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, "Bridge: Aug. 10, 2019," 10 Aug. 2019 Transparency about the building plan is not the museum’s long suit. Christopher Knight, latimes.com, "An open letter to LACMA architect Peter Zumthor: Stop dissing L.A.’s art," 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, "All kinds of duets featured in first weekend of Harvest Dance Fest," 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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English Language Learners Definition of long suit

: something that a person does well

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authorized for issue (as a bond)

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