bark is worse than one's bite


bark is worse than one's bite
someone isn't as bad as they sound

Don't worry if he gets angry - his bark is worse than his bite.


Idioms and examples. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • one's bark is worse than one's bite — ► one s bark is worse than one s bite one is not as ferocious as one seems. Main Entry: ↑bark …   English terms dictionary

  • one's bark is worse than one's bite — one is not as ferocious as one seems. → bark …   English new terms dictionary

  • one's bark is worse than one's bite — proverb said of someone whose fierce and intimidating manner is not felt by the speaker to reflect the person s nature …   Useful english dictionary

  • bark worse than one's bite — {informal} Sound or speech more frightening or worse than your actions. * /The small dog barks savagely, but his bark is worse than his bite./ * /The boss sometimes talks roughly to the men, but they know that his bark is worse than his bite./ *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bark worse than one's bite — {informal} Sound or speech more frightening or worse than your actions. * /The small dog barks savagely, but his bark is worse than his bite./ * /The boss sometimes talks roughly to the men, but they know that his bark is worse than his bite./ *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bark\ worse\ than\ one's\ bite — informal Sound or speech more frightening or worse than your actions. The small dog barks savagely, but his bark is worse than his bite. The boss sometimes talks roughly to the men, but they know that his bark is worse than his bite. She was… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bark — Ⅰ. bark [1] ► NOUN ▪ the sharp explosive cry of a dog, fox, or seal. ► VERB 1) give a bark. 2) utter (a command or question) abruptly or aggressively. ● one s bark is worse than one s bite Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • bark — 1. n. & v. n. 1 the sharp explosive cry of a dog, fox, etc. 2 a sound resembling this cry. v. 1 intr. (of a dog, fox, etc.) give a bark. 2 tr. & intr. speak or utter sharply or brusquely. 3 intr. cough fiercely. 4 tr. US sell or advertise… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bark — bark1 noun the sharp explosive cry of a dog, fox, or seal. verb 1》 (of a dog, fox, or seal) give a bark. 2》 utter (a command or question) abruptly or aggressively.     ↘US call out in order to sell or advertise something. Phrases one s bark is… …   English new terms dictionary

  • worse — See: BARK WORSE THAN ONE S BITE, FOR BETTER OR WORSE or FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE, FOR THE WORSE, GO FROM BAD TO WORSE …   Dictionary of American idioms