all bark and no bite


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  • all bark but no bite


all bark and no bite (not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic) Full of big talk but lacking action, power, or substance; pretentious.
  2. (idiomatic) Describes someone who often says cutting remarks, but actually has a soft personality underneath.


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Last modified on 8 October 2013, at 22:52