Muscle Beach in Santa Monica, CA is the birthplace of the physical fitness boom in the United States. Started in 1934 with predominately gymnastics on the south side of the Santa Monica Pier. Eighteen years later Muscle Beach Venice was established with outdoor weightlifting equipment.
Hello and welcome to episode 156…of… An Idiom a Day
I’m Gina Johnson and the idiom of the day …is… to flex your muscles
You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
to flex your muscles… if a person, organization or country flexes their muscles, they take some action to let others know how powerful they are…to show your ability to do something, especially a skill or power
You should show them your management skills during the meeting.
Here is the same sentence using the idiom… to flex your muscles
You should flex your muscles during the meeting.
Here are a few more sentences using the idiom … to flex your muscles
The neighboring country flexed its muscle when it threatened to close its borders.
My boss likes to flex her muscle and ask everyone to work nights and weekends.
This new position allows me to flex my management muscles.
CAN I ASK YOU A QUESTION?
What do you enjoy doing while you are on vacation?
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Thank you for listening and the next idiom is… save your own skin