Bark is worse than his bite
This person makes a great many threats but doesn't follow through on them.
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"Buy something for your wife that-is-to-be," he said to his grand-nephew, as he handed him the folded paper.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Conditions in the new country had gone from bad to worse, and if the season should experience another drought, the worst was come.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
Woe to the man that first did teach the cursed steel to bite in his own flesh, and make way to the living spirit.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
He saw that the situation was worse than even he had bargained for, and all his irresolution began to return upon him.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
Hence, shortage of ammunition and shortage of water, which last was the worse felt to-day.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
Other Idioms and Phrases with Bark is worse than his bite
A person seems more hostile or aggressive than is the case, as in Dad sounds very grouchy in the morning, but his bark's worse than his bite. This phrase was a proverb by the mid-1600s.