Definition of strong suit in English:

strong suit


  • 1(in bridge) a holding of a number of high cards of one suit in a hand.

    ‘The most important signals are discards to indicate to partner which is your own strong suit, and leads to indicate the strength of your trumps.’
    • ‘If partner indicated only one strong suit you must begin with your highest card of that suit.’
    benefit, advantage, blessing, good point, strong point, strength, forte, talent, gift, strong suit, long suit, virtue, recommendation, attraction, attractive feature, selling point, resource, beauty, boon, value, merit, bonus, aid, help
    1. 1.1A desirable quality that is particularly prominent in someone's character or an activity at which they excel.
      ‘compassion is not Jack's strong suit’
      • ‘This also tells your partner what your strong suit is so he can play to it.’
      • ‘His decision-making was never considered a strong suit, but arm strength always got him by.’
      • ‘For Beam at least, lyrical specificity isn't just a strong suit, it's sometimes a saving grace.’
      • ‘Patience not being my strong suit, I decided to investigate.’
      • ‘‘Aerodynamics is not our strong suit,’ Rudd says.’
      • ‘Fact checking hasn't been our strong suit lately, as you have seen.’
      • ‘For all its good points, listening to customers has not been a strong suit of Sturm.’
      • ‘Sarcasm has never been your strong suit, Carmon.’
      • ‘And what's left isn't exactly your strong suit.’
      • ‘‘Management just simply isn't his strong suit,’ he said.’
      • ‘This will force Marion into man-to-man coverage situations - not his strong suit - which turns the Dolphins' safety into a liability.’
      • ‘Events move at a clip with nary a concern for geographic continuity - which is strange, as this is often the strong suit of such films.’
      • ‘Quality control is not the strong suit of pirates.’
      • ‘At 115 lb, downhill momentum isn't exactly my strong suit either.’
      • ‘What I meant was that diplomacy is not your strong suit.’
      • ‘But now I am middle aged, and memorization is not my strong suit anymore.’
      • ‘That means he'll be able to concentrate on his strong suit: coaching.’
      • ‘I was a decent father, but domestic life was not my strong suit.’
      • ‘But caution has never been my strong suit, so I got right to the point in our one-on-one meeting in his office.’
      • ‘Unfortunately for Kaia, off-the-cuff sympathy was not her strong suit.’
      forte, strong point, strength, métier, long suit, strong suit, talent, skill, bent, gift, claim to fame, department, pièce de résistance


strong suit

/strôNG so͞ot/ /strɔŋ sut/