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muscle-flexingnoun [U]

uk   us   /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.
Translations of “muscle-flexing”
in Chinese (Traditional) 軍事(或政治)實力的顯示…
in Chinese (Simplified) 军事(或政治)实力的显示…
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