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English definition of “muscle”

muscle

noun [U] (POWER)    /ˈmʌs.l̩/
the power to do difficult things or to make people behave in a certain way: This magazine has considerable financial muscle and can afford to pay top journalists. The company lacks the marketing muscle to compete with drug giants.Power to control
(Definition of muscle noun (POWER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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