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Brutum fulmen

“Brutum fulmen” is a Latin phrase that means “empty threat” or “hollow thunderbolt” in English. This phrase is used to describe a statement or action that looks threatening or powerful from the outside but has no real substance or ability to follow through. Essentially, it refers to something that has a lot of bark but no bite.

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