English version

sabre-rattling in Military topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsabre-rattlingˈsabre-ˌrattling noun [uncountable]  PMTHREATENwhen someone threatens to use force but you do not think they are very frightening or serious What the situation calls for is calm discussion, not sabre-rattling.
Examples from the Corpus
sabre-rattlingQ.. Then why all the sabre-rattling?