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The best or highest valued ability of a person. Mostly used in a negative sense to emphasise that someone is not good at a particular activity.

The phrase derives from card games where suits are considered to have different values.
Daphne: Wanna go dance?
Fred: Dancing isn't my strong suit. How about we go bowling instead?
by phantom oddity June 22, 2004
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A stupid person; it refers to the lack of surface area on an individual's brain. The general thought is that the more surface area (wrinkles, creases, etc.) a brain has, the smarter the person is. Conversely, a person with a smooth brain (no wrinkles) has less surface area and would therefore be stupid.
That fucking smooth brain put his shirt on backwards again...

That smooth brain is dumber than a pile of shit.
by Tip Tank May 14, 2011
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A category of endeavor in which one is highly skilled, well prepared, or blessed with natural talent and, therefore, enjoys a high liklihood of success.

From card games relying on making or ditching books or tricks, such as Hearts or Spades. In a making game, for example, if you are holding all or most of the desired cards in a given suit (hearts, spades, diamonds, clubs) then you can be fairly sure of taking a high number of 'books' or plays.
I'm going to need some help getting ready for this test... Math's really not my strong suit.

Get Melanie to talk to her for you... Diplomacy's always been her strong suit.
by Honor June 23, 2004
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A term derived from card games in which, because of defined superiority or dealt strength, certain card suits become more powerful during a card game. Usually used as metaphor to decribe dominant or distinctive qualities of a person, place or thing.
He went to Hooters for the food? That's not exactly their strong suit LOL.
by Res Ipsa Loquitur June 22, 2004
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What your response is in a job interview when you want to sound like you know what you're talking about
Job Seeker: A couple of my strong suits are starting fights with my co-workers and calling in sick at least twice a month.

Interviewer: We'll let you know.
by JenThe80'sFan June 23, 2004
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