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 Kim can do many things, but dancing is not her strong suit. Ineye Komonibo,, "Even TikToker Extraordinaire Addison Rae Can’t Teach Kim Kardashian How To Dance," 22 Apr. 2021 Whether their show is about movies, politics, or multiple unsolved murders, podcast hosts feel compelled to have jokes, even if that is not their strong suit. Halle Kiefer, Vulture, "Obama and Springsteen Stop by ‘Weekend Update’ to Remind You Not Every Podcast Host Is a Comedian," 11 Apr. 2021 While Timme is a tremendous offensive player, able to pass out of the post and score in a variety of ways down low, defense is not his strong suit. Adam Zagoria, Forbes, "Is Gonzaga Poised To Land The Projected No. 1 Draft Pick For 2022?," 11 Apr. 2021 April 2021 Two of Pentacles: Multitasking is not your strong suit, my Venusian friend. Meghan Rose, Glamour, "Taurus Tarot Horoscopes: April 2021," 1 Apr. 2021 Maddie Scherr could make her third straight start and defense is her strong suit. oregonlive, "Will Oregon be able to handle Georgia’s defensive pressure in 2nd round of NCAA women’s basketball tournament?," 24 Mar. 2021 Our strong suit there is the longevity in the (Toyota) Supras. Edwin Perez, The Arizona Republic, "NASCAR's Xfinity Series brings string of exciting storylines to Phoenix Raceway," 12 Mar. 2021 Despite his talk of unity and his irenic tone, gratitude hasn’t been a Biden strong suit. Rich Lowry, National Review, "‘It’s Trump’s Fault’," 16 Mar. 2021 Although collaboration is your strong suit, don’t underestimate your leadership skills and the value of sharing your vision. Tarot Astrologers,, "Daily horoscope for March 2, 2021," 2 Mar. 2021

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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 10 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of strong suit

: something that a person does well

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