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Definition of sabre rattler

sabre rattler


  • an impotent warmonger. from the expression "to rattle one's sabre" an attempt to scare off or threaten one's enemy without actual force
    Saddam Hussein isn't a threat, he's just a sabre-rattler.

    Last edited on Sep 18 2004. Submitted by Anthony V. on Sep 18 2004.

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