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saber-rattling

Syllabification: sa·ber-rat·tling
Pronunciation: /ˈsābərˌradliNG/

Definition of saber-rattling in English:

noun

The display or threat of military force.
Example sentences
  • None of this sabre-rattling and war-mongering deterred the British middle class from cramming their sitting rooms with Japanese objets-d'art.
  • But if the threats and saber-rattling are going to be effective, Chamillionaire has to take his burnished, easy flow and start putting some specifics in it.
  • Putin's occasional sabre-rattling against NATO does not make him an anti-imperialist as konkret implies with its reference to the ‘semi-colonial status’ of Russia.

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