Today’s Word: muscle

January 29, 2018 ========
☆ muscle 筋力

Of course, you know this word is relating to the body, and it is the tissue that connects two bones so you can move. However, did you know that it can also be used to describe someone who has power and influence, which enables them to do difficult things?

For example, a politician might use their muscle to persuade the government to change the law. Or, “It’s true that many banks have the financial muscle to enable them to survive non-repayment of debts in some cases.” Or, “It’s important to plan your day so that you can make the best use of your self-control muscle.”

Have you ever seen or heard “muscle” used in this way?