I think it’s a manhood thing

I always wanted to buy a 4*4 car because it’s safer and stronger. I
think it’s a manhood thing.

I mean that men usually like big and strong things as it’s part of their childish nature, and I’m not sure whether I used this expression correctly and I wonder whether it is normal and appropriate expression. I don’t want to find myself in a very embarrassing situation.

Answer

In your example sentence

I always wanted to buy a 4×4 car because it’s safer and stronger. I think it’s a manhood thing.

Manhood is not quite the expression to use, as @MichaelHarvey points out it could be interpreted to mean a specific part of a male’s anatomy.

The usual expression is:

It’s a guy thing.

Meaning it’s mainly associated with “guys” which is a more idomatic expression, you could also say

It’s a male thing

Which definitively draws the line based on gender. But using “guy” has other connotations: drinking beer, hunting, poker, chasing women which are generally things that “guys” do.

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