barking dogs seldom bite

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barking dogs seldom bite

  1. People who make big threats never usually carry them out.

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  • Gregory Y. Titelman, Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings, 1996, ISBN 0-679-44554-4, p. 20. (The main title is "Barking dogs never bite" but the article lists several variations.)