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noun as in war of nerves

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Indeed, saber-rattling or not, we should take Ryan seriously.

It also may explain why there was no saber rattling on Syria on Sunday.

“This is saber-rattling à la North Korea,” he said in a television interview.

And Obama has worked to push American foreign policy beyond Carterite apologetics or Bushesque saber-rattling.

Sanctions and saber-rattling alone were never going to do the trick, nor would periodic efforts at one-shot diplomacy.

Burnside seeing us, came up on the porch, his big spurs and saber rattling as he walked.

He strode up and down the floor, his spurs tinkling and his saber rattling harshly.


On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to saber-rattling, such as: browbeating, demoralization, intimidation, and psychological warfare.

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