Definition of someone's bark is worse than their bite in English:

someone's bark is worse than their bite

phrase

  • Someone's fierce and intimidating manner does not reflect their true nature.

    ‘don't worry, her bark is worse than her bite’
    • ‘Celeste Kane claims her bark is worse than her bite while Keith, not content to let sleeping dogs lie, starts checking out Veronica's pedigree.’
    • ‘While packs of dog-bite lawyers still roam free in California, here in Oregon, their bark is worse than their bite.’
    • ‘Oh, don't mind him, dear, his bark is worse than his bite.’
    • ‘She gets jealous easily and loves to gossip, but don't worry, her bark is worse than her bite.’
    • ‘Vera is fairly harmless and the inmates and other officers come to view her as a bit of a joke, understanding that her 'bark is worse than her bite'.’
    • ‘Her bark is worse than her bite and she is really a very nice person.’
    • ‘They are very gentle dogs, and their bark is worse than their bite.’
    • ‘She smiled, ‘One of the things he mentioned is that your bark is worse than your bite.’’
    • ‘Some people say my bark is worse than my bite, but I say you don't want to find out.’
    • ‘On protectionism, Kerry-watchers wager that his bark is worse than his bite.’
    • ‘So maybe I could turn down the confrontation a bit and you could see that my bark is worse than my bite.’
    • ‘While we'd never suggest that council meetings become dogfights, at Tuesday's Richmond Valley Council Cr Robert Mustow proved his bark is worse than his bite.’
    • ‘There’s enough here to prove there’s still plenty of life in the old dog, it’s just that sometimes his bark is worse than his bite.’
    • ‘He may seem very angry but don't worry his bark is worse than his bite.’