strong suit


Definition of strong suit

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

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Examples of strong suit in a Sentence

languages are definitely the diplomat's strong suit
Recent Examples on the Web Clear focus is possible right now, even if that's not normally your strong suit. Chicago Tribune, 20 July 2022 But compatibility has always been a strong suit for SteelSeries. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 24 May 2022 Detailed timelines of how seismic events occur aren’t going to be a strong suit. Los Angeles Times, 3 Feb. 2022 Corner and free kick plays aren’t a strong suit for the Pride, but the team has converted several in highlight-worthy style, including Ashlyn Harris’ long-shot equalizing assist to Sydney Leroux against Racing Louisville. Julia Poe,, 24 Sep. 2021 Then again, perfection has never been the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ strong suit. A.d. Amorosi, Variety, 1 Apr. 2022 Media literacy is clearly not Joe Rogan’s strong suit. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 28 Feb. 2022 The defense is UConn’s strong suit this season, especially without Paige Bueckers. Alexa Philippou,, 14 Jan. 2022 By the looks of it, Rihanna and her crew have yet to arrive—because when has timekeeping ever been her strong suit? Chioma Nnadi, Vogue, 12 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of strong suit

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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24 Jul 2022

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“Strong suit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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