HyperDic: saber_rattling

English > 1 sense of the expression saber rattling:
NOUNactsaber rattling, sabre rattlingthe ostentatious display of military power (with the implied threat that it might be used)
English > saber rattling: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningThe ostentatious display of military power (with the implied threat that it might be used).
Synonymsabre rattling
Broadermilitary action, actionA military engagement

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