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Badass

Post by Stevenloan » Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:49 pm

Hi everybody! Is it correct to say "She's a badass under pressure" when a woman can handle pressure easily?

Thanks a lot!

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Post by Erik_Kowal » Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:58 pm

It wouldn't necessarily be wrong. However, the term badass implies more than an ability to handle pressure. It suggests that the person being described that way is physically and/or mentally tough, uncompromising, intimidating, not afraid of breaking rules or engaging in physical violence, or any combination of those qualities (depending on the context).
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Re: Badass

Post by Stevenloan » Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:17 am

Erik : Thanks so much for your detailed answer. It really helps.

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