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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We have played to our strengths, but I would like to change that next season.
Without a doubt we played to our strengths and was successful in convincing the investment community to think differently about our company and our business looking forward," continued Keaveney.
com really played to our strengths," said Mitch Pergola, vice president and general manager of Rare Medium's San Francisco office.