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strongman

noun [C] uk   /ˈstrɒŋ.mæn/  us   /ˈstrɑːŋ-/ (plural -men uk   /-men/ us   )
a man who is employed or famous for his great physical strength: If she talks to the police, Joey's strongmen will be paying her a visit. literary a person who is very powerful and able to cause change, especially of a political type: Haitian strongman Duvalier could feel his power slipping away.
Translations of “strongman”
in Chinese (Traditional) 打手, 大力士, 強人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 打手, 大力士, 强人…
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