Threaten to take aggressive action: we’ve got the miners rattling sabres again See also sabre-rattling.
More example sentences
- 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?
Definition of rattle sabres in:
- The US English dictionary