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strong point

  
  
advantage, asset, forte, long suit     (informal)   métier, speciality, strength, strong suit  
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strong  
1    athletic, beefy     (informal)   brawny, burly, capable, fighting fit, fit, fit as a fiddle, hale, hardy, healthy, Herculean, lusty, muscular, powerful, robust, sinewy, sound, stalwart, stout, strapping, sturdy, tough, virile  
2    aggressive, brave, courageous, determined, feisty     (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.)   firm in spirit, forceful, hard as nails, hard-nosed     (informal)   high-powered, plucky, resilient, resolute, resourceful, self-assertive, steadfast, stouthearted, tenacious, tough, unyielding  
3    acute, dedicated, deep, deep-rooted, eager, fervent, fervid, fierce, firm, intense, keen, severe, staunch, vehement, violent, zealous  
4    clear, clear-cut, cogent, compelling, convincing, distinct, effective, formidable, great, marked, overpowering, persuasive, potent, redoubtable, sound, telling, trenchant, unmistakable, urgent, weighty, well-established, well-founded  
5    Draconian, drastic, extreme, forceful, severe  
6    durable, hard-wearing, heavy-duty, on a firm foundation, reinforced, sturdy, substantial, well-armed, well-built, well-protected  
7    bold, bright, brilliant, dazzling, glaring, loud, stark  
8    biting, concentrated, heady, highly-flavoured, highly-seasoned, hot, intoxicating, piquant, pungent, pure, sharp, spicy, undiluted  
  
Antonyms     
  
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6    characterless, delicate, faint-hearted, feeble, frail, ineffectual, lacking drive, namby-pamby, puny, slight, spineless, timid, unassertive, uncommitted, unimpassioned, weak  
7    dull, insipid, pale, pastel, washed-out  
8    bland, mild, tasteless, vapid, weak  


strong-arm  
      adj   aggressive, bullying, coercive, forceful, high-pressure, terror, terrorizing, threatening, thuggish, violent  
strong-minded     
determined, firm, independent, iron-willed, resolute, strong-willed, unbending, uncompromising  
strong point     
advantage, asset, forte, long suit     (informal)   métier, speciality, strength, strong suit  

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strong

  
  ( stronger    comparative  )   ( strongest    superlative  )
1       adj   Someone who is strong is healthy with good muscles and can move or carry heavy things, or do hard physical work.,   (Antonym: weak)    I'm not strong enough to carry him..., I feared I wouldn't be able to control such a strong horse.     
2       adj   Someone who is strong is confident and determined, and is not easily influenced or worried by other people.,   (Antonym: weak)    He is sharp and manipulative with a strong personality..., It's up to managers to be strong and do what they believe is right...     
3       adj   Strong objects or materials are not easily broken and can support a lot of weight or resist a lot of strain.,   (Antonym: weak)    The vacuum flask has a strong casing, which won't crack or chip..., Glue the mirror in with a strong adhesive...     
  strongly      adv   ADV -ed  
The fence was very strongly built, with very large posts.     
4       adj   A strong wind, current, or other force has a lot of power or speed, and can cause heavy things to move.   (=powerful)  
Strong winds and torrential rain combined to make conditions terrible for golfers in the Scottish Open..., A fairly strong current seemed to be moving the whole boat...     
  strongly      adv   ADV with v  
The metal is strongly attracted to the surface.     
5       adj   A strong impression or influence has a great effect on someone.  
We're glad if our music makes a strong impression, even if it's a negative one..., Teenage idols have a strong influence on our children...     
  strongly      adv   ADV with v  
He is strongly influenced by Spanish painters such as Goya and El Greco...     
6       adj   If you have strong opinions on something or express them using strong words, you have extreme or very definite opinions which you are willing to express or defend.  
usu ADJ n  
She is known to hold strong views on Cuba..., There has been strong criticism of the military regime..., It condemned in extremely strong language what it called Britain's iniquitous campaign...     
  strongly      adv   usu ADV with v  
Obviously you feel very strongly about this..., We are strongly opposed to the presence of America in this region...     
7       adj   If someone in authority takes strong action, they act firmly and severely.  
usu ADJ n  
The government has said it will take strong action against any further strikes...     
8       adj   If there is a strong case or argument for something, it is supported by a lot of evidence.  
The testimony presented offered a strong case for acquitting her on grounds of self-defense..., The evidence that such investment promotes growth is strong...     
  strongly      adv   ADV with v, ADV adj/adv  
He argues strongly for retention of NATO as a guarantee of peace..., These are conditions said by doctors to be strongly indicative of heart failure.     
9       adj   If there is a strong possibility or chance that something is true or will happen, it is very likely to be true or to happen.  
There is a strong possibility that the cat contracted the condition by eating contaminated pet food.     
10       adj   Your strong points are your best qualities or talents, or the things you are good at.  
ADJ n, v-link ADJ on n  
Discretion is not Jeremy's strong point..., Cynics argue that the EU is stronger on rhetoric than on concrete action.     
11       adj   A strong competitor, candidate, or team is good or likely to succeed.  
usu ADJ n  
She was a strong contender for Britain's Olympic team...     
12       adj   If a relationship or link is strong, it is close and likely to last for a long time.  
He felt he had a relationship strong enough to talk frankly to Sarah..., Delhi first began to develop strong ties with Moscow in the 1950s.     
13       adj   A strong currency, economy, or industry has a high value or is very successful.   (=robust)     (Antonym: weak)    The US dollar continued its strong performance in Tokyo today..., The local economy is strong and the population is growing...     
14       adj   If something is a strong element or part of something else, it is an important or large part of it.  
We are especially encouraged by the strong representation, this year, of women in information technology disciplines...     
15       adj   You can use strong when you are saying how many people there are in a group. For example, if a group is twenty strong, there are twenty people in it.  
num ADJ  
Ukraine indicated that it would establish its own army, 400,000 strong., ...a 1,000-strong crowd.     
16       adj   A strong drink, chemical, or drug contains a lot of the particular substance which makes it effective.  
Strong coffee or tea late at night may cause sleeplessness...     
17       adj   A strong colour, flavour, smell, sound, or light is intense and easily noticed.  
As she went past there was a gust of strong perfume..., The wine goes with strong and mild cheese alike.     
  strongly      adv   ADV with v  
He leaned over her, smelling strongly of sweat...     
18       adj   If someone has a strong accent, they speak in a distinctive way that shows very clearly what country or region they come from.   (=pronounced)     (Antonym: slight)    `Good, Mr Ryle,' he said in English with a strong French accent.     
19       adj   You can say that someone has strong features or a strong face if their face has large, distinctive features.  
He had a strong Greek nose and olive-black eyes.     
20    If someone or something is still going strong, they are still alive, in good condition, or popular after a long time.  
INFORMAL  
going strong      phrase   v-link PHR  
The old machinery was still going strong.     


strong-arm     
If you refer to someone's behaviour as strong-arm tactics or methods, you disapprove of it because it consists of using threats or force in order to achieve something.      adj   ADJ n     (disapproval)    The money has been recovered without resorting to verbal abuse or strong-arm tactics...     
strong-minded     
If you describe someone, especially a woman, as strong-minded, you approve of them because they have their own firm attitudes and opinions, and are not easily influenced by other people.      adj  
  (approval)   
She is a strong-minded, independent woman.     
strong-willed     
Someone who is strong-willed has a lot of determination and always tries to do what they want, even though other people may advise them not to.      adj   (=headstrong)     (Antonym: weak-willed)    He is a very determined and strong-willed person.     

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n.
the point where a minor change turns into a major and irreversible one
[Bus.] E.g. : Some have anticipated that social media would be the tipping point of web marketing.
n.
point of view
In cinema, refers to camera technique (caméra subjective).
exp.
ça ne sert à rien de pleurer ; ce qui est fait est fait ; inutile de se lamenter sur une chose qu'on ne peut pas changer
n.
(british slang) "a strong drink" as in "i need a stiff whisky so pour me a real snorter", or (nautical slang) "a strong wind".
Slang
n.
blend of "brother" and "romance" used to describe a strong friendship between two males.
exp.
get rid of a strong feeling towards something or someone
[Informal] If you have done something wrong, tell him and get it out of your system. After the break up, it took him some while to get her out of his system.
n.
a point in a system that is isolated from other parts of the architecture
[Tech.]
exp.
reach an extreme point or an upper limit; exhaust all options or resources
id.
go mad; become extremely and uncontrollably angry, often to the point of violence
[Slang];[US];[Fam.] Derives from a series of incidents from 1986 onward in which US Postal Service workers shot and killed managers, fellow workers, and members of the police or general public in acts of mass murder.
n.
the diametrically opposite point on Earth's surface for a specific place
n.
Phrase used when someone has brought all the evidences to support his point of view; "I'm done with explanations"
n.
series of concentric, expanding circles caused by ripples in water from a central point
exp.
(about a movie or TV series) reach a point when, due to a unauthentic scene, it loses the appreciation of the public
made popular by "Indiana Jones" whose hero survives an explosion by hiding in a fridge
exp.
expression used to point out that one has to struggle or suffer to achieve his goal
Jason: Damn it! I can't take it anymore. This exercise is killing me! Ray: Yeah but it’ll help you lose weight. Don't you know? No pain, no gain!
id.
avoid the main topic ; discuss a matter without coming to the point ; to not speak directly/frankly/bluntly about the issue
Ex: Please, stop beating around the bush and get to the point! Also: beat about the bush
exp.
worry about something; be concerned about smth. (to the point of not being able to fall asleep)
id.
expression used to point out that one will eventually face the consequences of his own actions
n.
to get so focused on the details or intricacies of something that you miss the big picture or the main point
His book subject is quite good, but he tends to miss the forest for the trees. (tending to get in too much detail and miss the essence).
exp.
used to point out that small problems or unpleasant events can in the end help things get better
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