What does saber rattling mean?

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saber rat·tling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. saber rattling, sabre rattlingnoun

    the ostentatious display of military power (with the implied threat that it might be used)

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of saber rattling in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of saber rattling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of saber rattling in a Sentence

  1. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier:

    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.

  2. Ryan Castilloux:

    No question it's saber rattling, i think China would be reluctant to cut off supplies to anyone just yet, but the optics are designed to send a clear message – we know your vulnerabilities.

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