metier metier  /ˈmɛt jər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an asset of special worth or utility
  2. (n) an occupation for which you are especially well suited

Usage(s):

  1. Writing SF, he felt like a betrayer of his higher metier like a whore, and one who was underpaid and underappreciated.
  2. Such shenanigans also became the metier of spring break's most controversial enthusiast: Joe Francis, the man behind the Girls Gone Wild video series.
  3. The metier of a professor is a liberal metier and it remains with each teacher to organize his own system of instruction.

News

  • Success Story: 5 Hints On Achieving A Radical Career Change

    Simon Gudgeon studied law but, in his own words, he graduated, he qualified, he retired – it just wasn’t for him. He didn’t find his true metier as a sculptor until he was 40 years old – and then only by chance. But in the intervening 15 years, he has more than made up for lost time. Gudgeon has showed in London, New York, Chicago, San Diego, Paris and the Netherlands. His sculptures can be ...
    on January 30, 2014     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  • "He can bob, he can weave, he can move around. It's very hard to land a blow on him in a debate," Weld said. "He's what I would call a grand master at the art of changing the subject. That's his chosen metier: the one-liner."
    on Jul 29, 2004 By: William Weld Source: CNN

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