Examples from the Web for saber-rattling
Indeed, saber-rattling or not, we should take Ryan seriously.Paul Ryan Panders With a Threat to Take the Debt Ceiling Hostage, Again|Jamelle Bouie|December 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“This is saber-rattling à la North Korea,” he said in a television interview.
And Obama has worked to push American foreign policy beyond Carterite apologetics or Bushesque saber-rattling.
Sanctions and saber-rattling alone were never going to do the trick, nor would periodic efforts at one-shot diplomacy.