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verb [intransitive/transitive] showing disapproval     mansplain pronunciation in British English
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  1. when a man mansplains something, he explains it to someone, usually a woman, in a way that shows he believes he knows more about it than she does just because he is a man

    I’ve had it with being mansplained to by the men here.

    comments mansplaining that feminism was all a mistake and where is the female Beethoven

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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