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noun     butterfly pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [countable] a flying insect with large colourful wings
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  2. 2
    [countable] someone who keeps changing from one activity or person to another, and never stays long with any of them

    She’s such a social butterfly!

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  3. 3

    the butterfly

    a way of swimming in which you lie on your front and move both your arms together above your head in a circular movement while moving your legs up and down together


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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