saber rattling, sabre rattling(noun)
the ostentatious display of military power (with the implied threat that it might be used)
The numerical value of sabre rattling in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of sabre rattling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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I'm not saying there won't be some sporadic violence, but simply we no longer have the conditions of 1968. During each crisis, people have sabre-rattling and said we will fall back into the past, I have never seen any evidence of that.
Whether or not it's mere sabre-rattling on North Korea's part the timing isn't great considering the current uncertainties in the geopolitical landscape, markets were already legging down on the Caixin services PMI, which showed deceleration in a growth sector. North Korea's provocation was just the cherry on top of a day when sentiment was already tarnished.
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