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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.
See also: point, strong

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.
See also: point, strong
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Fifth, its strong point is not even empirical inquiry, given its gratuitous assertion that the present author "created" the division in Catholic thought on the subject of a just war.
In two other parts of the strong point every man had been killed or wounded.
Trainer Paul Nicholls reckons that stamina will prove the gelding's strong point this term and that this weekend's race will put him on track for the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Well they need a tackler and just because he looks mean that particular art isn't Grav's strong point.
Satan's strong point, if he can be said to have one, is the mind.
Sehwag also made a strong point by clattering Glenn McGrath's last ball of the day to the boundary with a straight drive.
``It has ploughed an awful lot of money into talent rather than innovative show formats, which was always its strong point.
There is little doubt that Brian Clemenson's dog has the necessary pace to win a Derby, although even his nearest and dearest will probably concede that trackcraft is not his strong point.
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A former eventer with Ian Stark, jumping is his strong point and that may just tip the balance in his favour in this modest maiden chase.
And, said the bank, its survey showed they were also novices when it came to managing money, with two thirds admitting that was not their strong point while just 1pc had paid towards domestic bills in the past.
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The students were also novices when it came to managing money, with two thirds admitting that was not their strong point while just 1pc had paid towards domestic bills.
Obviously figures are not Kirsty's strong point. Could it be that all that entertaining has taken its toll on the company's profits?