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 Tackling is his strong suit, which fills a need in the defense. Tim Bielik, cleveland, "NFL Draft 2020: Grading all 32 teams after the first three rounds," 25 Apr. 2020 If cooking isn’t your strong suit, contribute to food banks, soup kitchens or pantries, where demand has skyrocketed. Nancy Wartik, New York Times, "How to Help Those Weathering Financial Storms," 14 Apr. 2020 Although the Patriots' secondary is one of the team's strong suit, there was a need here. Mark Daniels, USA TODAY, "New England Patriots use top NFL draft pick on Division II safety Kyle Dugger," 24 Apr. 2020 Rather than his regular tactics of cajoling, blustering, threatening, and bargaining, Trump will have to convince them with facts and medical science — not his strongest suit. John Yoo, National Review, "No, Trump Can’t Force States to Reopen," 13 Apr. 2020 Details are not Bernie’s strong suit (his campaign never released position papers nearly as detailed as Warren’s). Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, "Bernie Sanders’s Gift to the Democratic Party," 8 Apr. 2020 But sensible storylines aren't really a strong suit over at Grey's — just look at the madness that every single character is currently dealing with. Ineye Komonibo,, "Grey’s Anatomy Fans Are Ready To Riot After That Alex Karev Twist," 6 Mar. 2020 Edge: Utes Special teams The third phase of the game has long been a notable strong suit for the Utes. Matt Schubert, The Denver Post, "CU vs. Utah scouting report: Who has the edge, predictions and 3 things to watch," 29 Nov. 2019 This season, defense has become a strong suit for the Lions. Julia Poe, Pro Soccer USA, "For Orlando City goalkeeper Brian Rowe, long wait to become a starter has been worth it," 19 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of strong suit

1742, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Strong suit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of strong suit

: something that a person does well

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