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saber rattling

Words and actions that seek to convey anger, power, and intimidation, often in a military setting. The leaders of these countries need to quit their sabre-rattling before we end up at war.
See also: rattling, saber

rattle (one's) saber

To make aggressive, blustering, and typically empty threats. I'd like to think that his threats of nuclear extermination are just him rattling his saber, but I'm not too sure anymore. The boss just likes to rattle her saber every now and then to make herself feel powerful.
See also: rattle, saber

rattle one's saber

 and rattle its saber
Fig. to make threatening statements or actions. The president is just rattling his saber. He would never attack such a small country!
See also: rattle, saber

saber rattling

A flamboyant display of military power; also, aggressive blustering. For example, There had been a great deal of saber rattling between the two nations but hostilities had never broken out . This term, originating about 1920 and alluding to an officer indicating he would draw his saber, at first referred to threatening military force but later was extended to more general use, as in Both candidates engaged in pre-debate saber rattling.
See also: rattling, saber
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The list price of Saber LAN Workstation is $199 for media, documentation, and one node license, plus $49 for each additional node license.
Saber Partners, LLC is a full-service financial advisor on capital markets and strategic initiatives to both public sector and private sector entities.
For more information on the company or its products, contact Chris Chilton, Public Relations Manager at Saber Software Corporation, 5944 Luther Lane, Suite 1007, Dallas, Texas 75225; 800-207-8754 or 214-361-8086, ext.
This full suite of services -- in combination with worldwide NPTest SABER Technology Centers -- enables fabless customers to reduce engineering cycle time and move devices quickly to high volume manufacturing.
Saber LAN Workstation for the Macintosh will be sold through Saber's three primary distribution channels: through Saber's two-tiered distribution system, the company's national accounts program, and directly from Saber.
Jackson confirmed that Saber was selected by Microsoft to be a Chicago Independent Software Vendor (ISV) in the LAN systems management category.
The transaction remains subject to satisfactory completion of due diligence by Saber, the negotiation and execution of a mutually agreeable definitive purchase and sale agreement, and satisfaction of customary closing conditions which will be included therein.
Even when our products were listed in the Operating Systems category competing against such products as Microsoft DOS and Windows, Saber consistently ranked in the top five," explained Anderson.
We are extremely pleased to be linked with a distribution partner with the quality reputation of Saber Enterprises," said Bob Davis, director of marketing for HBM.
We believe there may have been some concerns about a one-time capitalization of software costs associated with the release of Saber LAN Workstation Version 5.
Nobel Learning Communities (NASDAQ:NLCI), the most trusted name in private schools, today announced plans for the nationwide rollout of its high school offering under the name of Saber Academies.
Workstations From The Network Server Based on User Requirements DALLAS, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Saber Software Corporation (Nasdaq: SABR), one of the leading developers of integrated network management software, today announced plans to release an international version of its Saber LAN Workstation network management system.
Power X Networks, the premier supplier of intelligent switch fabrics for Edge and Metro switch and router applications, selected SABER to provide a wide range of test engineering services.
DALLAS, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Saber Software Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), one of the leading developers of integrated network management software, today announced the upcoming release of version 5.