saber rattling, sabre rattling(noun)
the ostentatious display of military power (with the implied threat that it might be used)
The numerical value of saber rattling in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of saber rattling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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What we shouldn't do now is to inflame the situation by loud saber-rattling and shrill war cries, whoever believes that symbolic tank parades on the alliance's eastern border will bring more security is mistaken.
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