saber rattling

IPA: sˈeɪbɝrˈætɫɪŋ

noun

  • Alternative spelling of sabre-rattling [(idiomatic) A flamboyant display of military power as an implied threat that it might be used.]

saber-rattling

IPA: sˈeɪbɝrˈætɫɪŋ

noun

  • chiefly US spelling of sabre-rattling [(idiomatic) A flamboyant display of military power as an implied threat that it might be used.]

adjective

  • chiefly US spelling of sabre-rattling [Bellicose; threatening military action.]

Examples of "saber-rattling" in Sentences

  • This is nuclear saber-rattling at its most alarming.
  • "It allows him to be a saber-rattling guy who can appeal to tea party types in the primaries while not alienating people who vote in general election."
  • Blaming the new leaders or aggregators for disrupting the business of the old leaders, or saber-rattling and threatening to sue are not business strategies - they are personal therapy sessions.
  • As for deterring the Soviets through nuclear saber-rattling, it was unlikely that either Khrushchev or Washington's European allies could be led to believe that the U.S. would risk nuclear war to defend Berlin.
  • In a note to investors, Credit Suisse analysts dismissed Fiat's signaled interest in Volkswagen's truck stakes as a "saber-rattling" bid to show — particularly Volkswagen — that it was a potential acquirer, not just an often-speculated target.
  • Moreover, New START is sensible because it is a confidence-building measure, and particularly after Russia's nuclear saber-rattling during George W. Bush's second term, such measures are absolutely necessary to promote good relations between the two former Cold War rivals -- who, let's not forget, still hold between them 95% of the world's nuclear weapons stockpile.

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