not (one's) long suit

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not (one's) long suit

Not something one is particularly adept at. I'd avoid going for humor in your speech—jokes are not your long suit. Social etiquette is definitely not my long suit.
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not your long suit

If something is not your long suit, you are not good at it. Note: The following expressions refer to the four suits in a pack of cards: diamonds, hearts, clubs, and spades. Tact has never been my long suit. Charm was never Michael's long suit. Note: If a large number of a player's cards belong to a particular suit, you can call that suit their long suit.
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As Hampel momentarily reflects -- not his long suit, his motto being "Let's just see what'll happen next" -- how he has come to this pass at the border, he decides it all began with Hitler.
He wanted something sexier, it seemed, something crisper, but coherence was not his long suit.