1. (a) merit; (a) virtue; a good [strong] point
    • まじめだけがあの男の取り柄だ
    • His only merit [recommendation/strength] is his earnestness.
    • この本は読みやすいのが取り柄だ
    • The virtue of this book is its readability.
    • 私にはこれといった取り柄もない
    • I have no 「special ability [qualifications (to recommend myself)]./I'm just an ordinary person with no special talents.