(one's) bark is worse than (one's) bite

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(one's) bark is worse than (one's) bite

One's actions will not be nearly as severe as his or her words imply. Don't worry about John's threats. His bark is worse than his bite.
See also: bark, bite, worse
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Players get a bit sensitive nowadays and I appreciate the psychology that goes with it but my bark is worse than my bite because they know how well we all get on in training and in general.
My friends will be honoured, but it's a bit unfair that everyone will now know that my bark is worse than my bite - which is virtually non-existent.