strong suit

noun

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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Synonyms for strong suit

Synonyms

forte, long suit, métier (also metier), speciality, specialty, thing

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Examples of strong suit in a Sentence

languages are definitely the diplomat's strong suit

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Raikes, who ran Microsoft’s worldwide business operations, said Ballmer’s strongest suit was his ability to recognize patterns amid huge amounts of data. Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, "Steve Ballmer’s ‘juiced’ enthusiasm for Clippers is helping transform team," 9 Aug. 2019 Comforting the nation in times of crisis has never been Trump’s strong suit. Philip Elliott, Time, "The Democratic Candidates Drew a Sharp Contrast With Trump's Response to Shootings," 7 Aug. 2019 Of course, money is also a key concern and affordability is not one of California’s strong suits. Karen D'souza, The Mercury News, "California ranks as one of the worst states to retire, report says," 10 July 2019 Next came a masterclass on having a strong suit game. Matt Wyatt, Houston Chronicle, "NBA Draft transforms into fashion show," 20 June 2019 Riddick, 28, ran for just 171 yards last season, but his strong suit is his pass-catching ability. Greg Levinsky, Detroit Free Press, "For Detroit Lions running backs, competition level 'has been risen'," 26 July 2019 Diop is the first to admit that patience is not her strong suit. Danielle Lerner, The Courier-Journal, "How Yacine Diop's long journey to play for Louisville basketball began in Senegal," 28 June 2019 That’s typically Morris’ strong suit, Alliance Principal Lorna Fast Buffalo Horse said. oregonlive.com, "For this Portland grad, senior year meant 4 a.m. wake-ups, two-hour commutes and lessons in motherhood," 7 June 2019 So if remembering things isn’t your strong suit, this strategy might not be for you. Caitlin Kelly, WIRED, "How to Stream the 2019 World Cup for Free," 6 June 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

noun

English Language Learners Definition of strong suit

: something that a person does well

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