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rattle sabres

Definition of rattle sabres in English:

Threaten to take aggressive action: we’ve got the miners rattling sabres again See also sabre-rattling.
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  • Ministers are also not required to become emotionally involved, or to throw down ultimatums, or to rattle sabers and make dire threats.
  • Why are India and Pakistan still rattling sabres and missiles at one another over Kashmir?
  • But if it was so successful, why are we rattling sabers now?
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