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posture as (someone or something)

To present or portray oneself falsely as a different person or type of person. Someone posturing as a security guard managed to sneak in and steal a bunch of company secrets. You only studied psychology for a single semester, so stop posturing as some sort of expert on the topic!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

posture as someone or something

to pretend to be someone or a particular type of person. Why is the secretary posturing as the manager and giving out assignments? Carla entered the ballroom, posturing as a grand duchess of somewhere or another.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Majority of the subjects 61.4% (n=51) developed pain in neck after flexion posturing for [greater than or equal to] 2 hours (table-1) and during study activities 92.8% (n=77) (table-1).
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Although the existing task-oriented percentile models are very useful for vehicle design, they are not directly applicable to the posturing of human figure models because they address the population distribution of particular posture characteristics, rather than predict the posture for any particular anthropometric category.
Although her tone is extremely increased at times, her muscles and tendons do not reflect the amount of her posturing. I work very hard to keep her feet, legs, hands, and arms in good condition on the chance that soon she may be able to overcome her physical limitations.
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