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strong point

A subject, activity, or field at which one is particularly skilled or adept, or one's foremost virtue. Working with computers has never been my strong point, so this position is going to be a real challenge for me. Patience is Sam's strong point. I've never seen him lose his temper.
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strong point

Also, strong suit. An area in which someone or something excels, as in That beautiful lobby is the building's strong point, or Writing is her strong suit. The first term was first recorded in 1840; the variant alludes to various card games, in which it signifies the suit with the highest or most cards.
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Just when it doesn't need them, USC has other questions on special teams entering the season in areas that were strong points in the past.
Young pilgrims from around the world will share in various cultural activities in the dioceses, already considered to be one of the strong points of World Youth Day wherever they are held," the statement continues.
These strong points render the book's shortcomings all the more unfortunate.
The "Introduction" is one of the strong points of this collection of essays.
Ethanol is not without its strong points, of course.
Overall, two strong points of the book emerge: 1) a total of 37 excellent tips with examples spread throughout the book involving officers in court and 2) two appendices on cross-examinations that provide insight to officers and other witnesses as to what they may expect at a trial.
Moral dilemmas aside, Pelecanos is an excelent writer, Plot, action, and characterization ire strong points and embellished by Allen's superb narration, One senses both the author and narrator know this world where "cool" is king.
Ask Moran his strong points, and he quickly answers, ``I hit a good golf ball.
The movie's strong points are its clever chase sequences, in which Jaa outruns (or levitates over) gangs of murderous baddies through obstacle courses of everyday Bangkok commerce and street traffic.
In fact, ``Girl'' so slavishly apes its predecessor - without, of course, most of its strong points - that I figured there would be some kind of ``based-on'' screenplay credit at the end of the movie.
Its strong points appear to be its traditional curries (red, yellow, green, masaman, pineapple, tofu and roast duck), salads and soups.
I can use my strong points so I can work around my weak points.
This is an example of how one of the strong points of the Massachusetts economy - medical technology - is not only good for the state, but also makes a contribution to national defense," said Congressman Barney Frank.
They felt that they knew their local audiences better and they lobbied us very, very hard and made some very strong points to us as to why it was better to have a delayed feed,'' he said.
Sadly, all of the movie's strong points never coalesce into a film that feels complete.