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long suit

  1. the suit in which the most cards are held in a hand.
  2. (in bridge) a suit in which four or more cards are held in a hand.
the quality, activity, endeavor, etc., in which one excels:
Diligence is his long suit.
Origin of long suit
1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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British Dictionary definitions for long-suit

long suit

  1. the longest suit in a hand of cards
  2. a holding of four or more cards of a suit
(informal) an outstanding advantage, personal quality, or talent
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Idioms and Phrases with long-suit

long suit

One's strong point or advantage, as in Organizing has never been Nancy's long suit. This expression alludes to whist, bridge, and other card games in which holding numerous cards in a single suit may convey a strong advantage. [ c. 1900 ]
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