strong suit


: something in which one excels : forte
details of legislation have never been my strong suitTip O'Neill
: a long suit containing high cards

Examples of strong suit in a Sentence

languages are definitely the diplomat's strong suit
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Word History

First Known Use

1742, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of strong suit was in 1742

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“Strong suit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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