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as in:  it is her forte

cooking is his forte
  a personal asset of special worth or utility
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forte fortes
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  • cooking is his forte
  • Logic is her forte.
  • As far as the piano is concerned, sentiment is my forte.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Peleovits suggests one of Brown’s liberal arts fortes, maybe Political Theory.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen

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  • He’s a great shooter, but defense isn’t his forte.
  • ...the execution of plots is my forte.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  Twenty Years After
  • Charm, not argument, was to be her forte.
    E. M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • Humility is not my forte, and whenever I dwell for any length of time on my own shortcomings, they gradually begin to seem mild, harmless, rather engaging little things, not at all like the staring defects in other people’s characters.
    Margaret Halsey
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