It spins to brave music, this peg-top, but its metier is to spin.
Fighting seemed their metier and most of them preferred it to the monotony of working a mine.
Alas, I have been amazingly lazy; it was my metier to look on.
Our metier is not to compare, but to take what pleases us from each.
No man invents a metier without a strong element of success.
He had the perfect gift of the charlatan, and he had discovered his metier.
Let elderly saints suffer—it was their metier—and youth drink the cup of life.
"It wasn't their metier, or the metier of their times," said Miss Virginia with conviction.
He was one with his idea and his metier, and that is sufficient.
She has the money and the taste, and with her, even more than with the Parisienne of the beau monde, being charming is a metier.
"skill, talent, calling," 1792, from French métier "trade, profession," from Old French mestier "task, affair, service, function, duty," from Gallo-Romance *misterium, from Latin ministerium "office, service," from minister "servant" (see minister (n.)).