play to (one's) strengths

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play to (one's) strengths

To focus one's energy and effort on that which one is skilled in or passionate about; to put someone in a position that allows them to perform to the best of their natural abilities or skill sets. 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. We're going to have everyone try out the different positions on the field so we can find a role that plays to everyone's 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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The resulting movement away from email attachments and haphazard file transfer procedures plays to our strengths, which are secure-by-design products backed by superb technical support from a rock-solid company.
As the company with the most wireless broadband deployment experience and extensive selection of WiMAX-ready solutions, we believe this trend plays to our strengths and will contribute to the growth of our sales in the future.
David McCorkle, President of PFMA said "Our agreement with APS really plays to our strengths.
The market acceptance of new technologies plays to our strengths, allowing Datatec to deliver value to enterprise customers that need these technologies implemented quickly and accurately.
It plays to our strengths and allows us to redirect our efforts into what we are especially good at, manufacturing.
This new deal plays to our strengths in multinational account deployment, as the core solution has been developed in Europe, with customization and integration in the US, followed by deployment in Latin America and Japan," added Assia.