Definition of "saber-rattling" [saber-rattling]

  • (noun) chiefly US spelling of sabre-rattling

Use "saber-rattling" in a sentence

  • "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."
  • "This is nuclear saber-rattling at its most alarming."
  • "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."

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