someone has more bark than bite


someone has more bark than bite
(someone/something) has more bark than bite something is not as unpleasant as you expected.

The storm turned out to have far more bark than bite.

My boss sounds tough, but her bark is much worse than her bite, and she's actually pretty easy to work for once you get to know her.


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