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Long suit   /lɔŋ sut/   Listen
Long suit

In a hand, the suit having the most cards.
An asset of special worth or utility.  Synonyms: forte, metier, speciality, specialty, strength, strong point, strong suit.

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"Long suit" Quotes from Famous Books

... of the things I'm up against," she exclaimed in a low voice. "That fellow is a regular agitator. Talking is his long suit. Why, he didn't even know how to throw a bowline when he hit in here, flat broke and down on his uppers. I've taught him all he knows. And now he's trying to start something. If men weren't so scarce I'd can ...
— El Diablo • Brayton Norton

... miss a few thousand dollars in the long run. What a fool he had been to risk his life! Of course, he, Collins, had risked his life, too. But how different were the two cases! Cummins had rich friends who would help him; Collins had no friends, barring a few silly women. His long suit was women. He really regretted Cummins' death more on Mamie's account than for ...
— Forty-one Thieves - A Tale of California • Angelo Hall

... recollection of this little episode haunted him. So much pre-occupied was he at the club that he actually played out the thirteenth trump upon his partner's long suit and so sacrificed the game—being the first and only time that he was ever known to throw away a point. He told Von Baumser all about ...
— The Firm of Girdlestone • Arthur Conan Doyle

... a little. He had read a certain amount of poetry at school, and once he had won a prize of three shillings and sixpence for the last line of a limerick in a competition in a weekly paper, but he was self-critic enough to know that poetry was not his long suit. Still there was a library on board ship and no doubt it would be possible to borrow the works of some standard poet and bone them up from time ...
— Three Men and a Maid • P. G. Wodehouse

... write above their creed. They pose as consecrated guardians of public honor and private property. We are depicted as dishonest and imbecile, repudiators of national and individual obligations, communists or anarchists bearing the torch and axe. This specialty is Mr. Cleveland's long suit. Little wonder that his school should place him at its head. His preeminence in the field where self-admiration is a supreme virtue and ribald abuse passes for irrefutable argument will scarcely be denied by anybody who shall have read the following characteristic ...
— The Arena - Volume 18, No. 92, July, 1897 • Various

Words linked to "Long suit" :   hand, collection, green fingers, assemblage, aggregation, green thumb, weak point, plus, accumulation, asset, deal

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