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English definition of “muscle-flexing”

muscle-flexing

noun [U]     /ˈmʌs.l̩ˌflek.sɪŋ/
a public show of military or political power that is intended to worry an opponent: Opposition groups fear violence, after weeks of military muscle-flexing from the government.Physically strong and powerful
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