play to your strengths

play to (one's) strengths

1. To prioritize using one's natural abilities and specific skills, especially by pursuing tasks or goals suited to such skills. After his disappointing Western-themed family drama, it's nice to see the director once again playing to her strengths with a film grounded in humor and wit.
2. To put one in a position that allows them to best use their natural abilities and specific skills. We're going to have everyone try out the different positions on the field so we can find everyone a role that plays to their strengths.
See also: play, strength

play to your ˈstrengths

give your attention and effort to things that you do well; give somebody the opportunity to do this: Each member of the team should have a task that plays to their strengths.
See also: play, strength
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It's all about playing to your strengths and whatever people you have on the pitch, you've got to play to your strengths.
Everyone wants to play attractive free flowing football but sometimes you have to play to your strengths," said Fahey.
However, to play to your strengths, you must know your weaknesses.
You have to play to your strengths and Michael's a big strength for us.
It has already been stressed that you should play to your strengths.