To flex one’s muscles 顯示實力,顯示力量

An expression about demonstrating strength.

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今日短語

短語 to flex one’s muscles 的字面意思是“活動肌肉”,人們借用這個形象的畫面來描述一個人或機構對他人“顯示實力,展示力量”。

例句

Our boss spent a lot of time flexing her muscles at the meeting this morning. She wants us to know she’s in charge.
在晨會上,我們的老板花了很長時間向我們展示她的實力。這麼做是為了讓我們知道在這里她說了算。

Don’t pay any attention to Steve. He just likes to flex his muscles around new people but he’s a very sweet and gentle guy, really.
不用把史蒂夫的舉動太放在心上,他就是喜歡向新來的人展示自己的能力,其實他是個非常和善溫柔的人。

I thought you were a bully when we first met, but now I know you I realise you were just flexing your muscles.
咱倆剛認識的時候我覺得你就會欺負人,但現在我明白了當初你也就是在展示自己的能力。