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    flex your muscles at your master.....

    Could you help me with the meanings of the following words/phrases/sentences in red?

    1) "As a nation of servants, you don't flex your muscles at your master, from whom you earn most of your bread and butter." This comment has made my blood boil.

    2) He continues to do things in a satirical style.

    3) Political correstness meant a world of self-censorship devoid of laughter.

    4) spearhead

    5) makeshift stage

    6) The chaos is reminiscent of crises last yeaars.

    7) remain in exile to avoid

    Tks / ju


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    Re: flex your muscles at your master.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    Could you help me with the meanings of the following words/phrases/sentences in red?

    1) "As a nation of servants, you don't flex your muscles at your master, from whom you earn most of your bread and butter." This comment has made my blood boil.

    2) He continues to do things in a satirical style.

    3) Political correstness meant a world of self-censorship devoid of laughter.

    4) spearhead

    5) makeshift stage

    6) The chaos is reminiscent of crises last yeaars.

    7) remain in exile to avoid

    Tks / ju
    1. It is difficult to tell exactly, without context.

    Check these:
    Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press
    Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press
    Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press

    2. Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press

    3. Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press
    Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press
    Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press

    4. Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press

    5. Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press

    6. reminiscent of last year's

    Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press

    7. Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press

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