long suit


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long suit

n.
1. Games The suit in which a player holds the most cards in a given hand.
2. The personal quality or talent that is one's strongest asset.

long suit

n
1. (Card Games)
a. the longest suit in a hand of cards
b. a holding of four or more cards of a suit
2. informal an outstanding advantage, personal quality, or talent

long′ suit`


n.
1.
a. the suit in which the most cards are held in a hand.
b. (in bridge) a suit in which four or more cards are held in a hand.
2. the quality, activity or endeavor in which one excels: Diligence is not his long suit.
[1875–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.long suit - in a hand, the suit having the most cardslong suit - in a hand, the suit having the most cards
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
deal, hand - the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time; "I didn't hold a good hand all evening"; "he kept trying to see my hand"
strong suit - a long suit including high cards
2.long suit - an asset of special worth or utilitylong suit - an asset of special worth or utility; "cooking is his forte"
asset, plus - a useful or valuable quality
green fingers, green thumb - a special ability to make plants grow

long suit

noun
Something at which a person excels:
Slang: bag, thing.
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In this press, the papers in a long, long suit, which accumulated for years, were deposited.
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Close ties aren't your long suit these days, yet you are getting along better than ever with your boss or someone connected with work.
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Dignity ain't our long suit in 21st-century American politics or, for that matter, 21st-century anything else.
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Of course, criminals being criminals, any ethical sine qua non is not exactly playing to a long suit.
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They are incredible animals, but judgment does not seem to be their long suit.