Meaning of “strike an attitude/attitudes” in the English Dictionary

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"strike an attitude/attitudes" in British English

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strike an attitude/attitudes

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to speak or act in a particular way to try and make other people believe particular things about you, although this may not be sincere:

Some politicians prefer to strike attitudes on the world stage rather than deal with problems in their own countries.

(Definition of “strike an attitude/attitudes” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)