sabre-rattling


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sabre-rattling

n, adj
(Military) informal seeking to intimidate by an aggressive display of military power
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Pressure from the US demanded sabre-rattling and a showdown with the country they regard as a rogue state.
Patient international diplomacy, not sabre-rattling, is the key to resolving this crisis swiftly and peacefully.
Iran, like Iraq, is more complicated than the sabre-rattling White House and Downing Street would like you to know.
Bush is determined to drag Syria and Iran into it and is now sabre-rattling again in Cuba in what looks like a world oil-control plot by the US.
The statement said President Buhari will make his presence at the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) count for Nigeria, and no scare-mongering or sabre-rattling will detract from the outing.
Sabre-rattling Tories condemning Jeremy Corbyn's calls for calm should be challenged, after he was proved right about Iraq, Libya and Syria.
LOC: Amid relentless sabre-rattling from New Delhi, army chief has said that though Pakistan is a peace loving country, it will not be intimidated and any misadventure will be given a befitting response.
Amid relentless sabre-rattling from New Delhi, the army chief has said that though Pakistan is a peace-loving country, it will not be intimidated and any
Rawalpindi -- Amid relentless sabre-rattling from New Delhi, Army Chief has said that though Pakistan is a peace loving country, it will not be intimidated and any misadventure will be given a befitting response.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Mar 08 (ANI): Senior leader of the Congress party, Renuka Chowdhury, on Thursday termed the rift between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its coalition partner Telugu Desam Party (TDP) as 'sabre-rattling', adding that if the TDP wanted they would have pulled out of the alliance.
Kashan added that in spite of US President Donald Trump's sabre-rattling, the export licences given to Boeing, Airbus, and Avions de Transport Rgional by the US Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) were still valid and that no changes were made.
FROM watching a team of sabre-rattling horsemen to bouncing on Yorkshire's largest indoor inflatable, we've found five fun and slightly quirky summer activities in and around our corner of Yorkshire for families with children.