Improve English communication skills

Learn & Improve Your English

To be all bark and no bite

    Author:     Member Level: Platinum    Points: 3 (₹ 3)

To be all bark and no bite means to be hostile and intimidating but unwilling to actually get involved in a fight.

Sample Usage

1. Everybody knew that Mrs. Saxena was all bark and no bite; she just pretended to dominate others but would not really get involved.

2. The football team knew the assistant coach was really incapable of taking an aggressive stand against errant players; he was all bark and no bite.

Next Resource: To be in the same boat
Previous Resource: History of English Language

Return to Index

Post New English Language Resource

Looking for University or College admissions in India for 2022 - 2023 Academic Year?

Top Contributors
TodayLast 7 Daysmore...

Awards & Gifts
SpiderWorks Technologies Pvt Ltd, Kochi - India. © All Rights Reserved.