bark is worse than his bite

bark is worse than his bite
he sounds angry but he is not; do not be afraid of him
  

Baxter sounds mad, but his bark is worse than his bite.


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  • his bark is worse than his bite — His words may be bad tempered or fierce, but his actual deeds are not so bad • • • Main Entry: ↑bark …   Useful english dictionary

  • his bark is worse than his bite — he looks or sounds scarier than he really is …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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

  • 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 — [[t]bɑ͟ː(r)k[/t]] barks, barking, barked 1) VERB When a dog barks, it makes a short, loud noise, once or several times. Don t let the dogs bark... [V at n] A small dog barked at a seagull he was chasing. N COUNT Bark is also a noun. The Doberman… …   English dictionary

  • bite — [[t]ba͟ɪt[/t]] ♦ bites, biting, bit, bitten 1) VERB If you bite something, you use your teeth to cut into it, for example in order to eat it or break it. If an animal or person bites you, they use their teeth to hurt or injure you. [V n] Both… …   English dictionary

  • bite — bite1 S2 [baıt] v past tense bit [bıt] past participle bitten [ˈbıtn] present participle biting ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(teeth)¦ 2¦(insect/snake)¦ 3¦(press hard)¦ 4¦(effect)¦ 5¦(accept)¦ 6¦(fish)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Bark (dog) — Barking is a noise most commonly produced by dogs. Woof is the most common representation in the English language for this sound (especially for large dogs), other than bark. Other transliterations include the onomatopoeic ruff , arf , yip (for… …   Wikipedia

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