metier

If toasting bread is the limit of your culinary skills, then being a chef is probably not your métier. A métier, in other words, is a job to which you are particularly well suited by your skills.

Your métier can also be a particularly outstanding talent or strong point in general. If you're a chef, your divine steak frites might be your métier. If you're a mechanic, your ability to understand transmissions may be your métier. Often used interchangeably with forte, meaning "strong point." As the accent over the "e" in métier implies, it's originally from the French, because the French, darn them, are good at so many things. Particularly steak frites.

Primary Meanings of metier

1.
n
an occupation for which you are especially well suited
2.
n
an asset of special worth or utility
Full Definitions of metier
1

n an occupation for which you are especially well suited

“in law he found his true metier
Synonyms:
medium
Type of:
business, job, line, line of work, occupation
the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
2

n an asset of special worth or utility

Synonyms:
forte, long suit, speciality, specialty, strength, strong point, strong suit
Antonyms:
weak point
an attribute that is inadequate or deficient
Types:
green fingers, green thumb
a special ability to make plants grow
Type of:
asset, plus
a useful or valuable quality

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