Share this entry

Share this page

strong suit

Syllabification: strong suit

Definition of strong suit in English:

noun

1(In bridge) a holding of a number of high cards of one suit in a hand.
Example sentences
  • 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.
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
More example sentences
  • 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.

Definition of strong suit in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure