“Do you want me to strike a pose?”

English Lesson: Do you want me to strike a pose?

You're on vacation with your boyfriend. He's taking a picture of you in front of a landmark. You think it would be funny to pretend to be a model for the photo, so you suggest it.

Do you want me to strike a pose?

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strike a pose

To "strike a pose" means to stand, sit, or lay in a certain position so that you will look attractive or interesting. In other words, it means to act like a model who's posing for a photograph.

You can "strike a pose" when your picture is being taken, when you're looking in a mirror, or when you think that someone might be watching you.

You can also add some adjectives to explain what kind of pose someone is striking: serious, funny, dramatic, sexy, and so on.

Yen struck a flirty pose for the camera.

The phrase "strike a pose" makes a lot of people think of the song "Vogue" by the singer Madonna from 1990. In that song, "Madonna" repeats the phrase "Strike a pose" dramatically several times.