Soi-disant- ((adj.) calling oneself thus; self-styled. so-called or pretended.)✔️
The soi-disant expert in skating was having a bad time. First, there was the skid on soapy water and then being chased by the bumblebee! He wanted to participate in the event to win the medal, at the least the silver if not the gold. But things were not looking good. His coach had some reservations about the competition from the start. He wanted to stay in even after the mishap because he loved skating from his cradle. He rubbed his palms against his trousers and tied the laces of his boots. He was ready!
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