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    Red face shedding its ultra-religious machista image

    • That hasn't stopped gay rights groups in Mexico from celebrating. They've heralded the approval of the bill as an important sign that the traditionally Catholic country was shedding its ultra-religious machista image.

    Kindly explain the phrase with underline.

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    Default Re: shedding its ultra-religious machista image

    shedding its ultra-religious machista image

    shedding - getting rid of
    ultra-religious - excessively or extremely religious
    machista image - an image that is stereotypically male (ultra male)

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    Default Re: shedding its ultra-religious machista image

    'machista' is derived from the Spanish macho, and is pronounced with a /tʃ/. I've heard a hypercorrect form, which treats the 'chi' sound as if it were Italian - /k/.

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