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    clang military power?

    What would you call the process of when two states confront each other and show their military power but they are not at war (South Korea and North Korea) or just when a state is displaying its firepower? Could I literary say they're clanging military power?
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    Re: clang military power?

    They're sabre-rattling.

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    Re: clang military power?

    Would it make sense to say "clang military power"?

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    Re: clang military power?

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Would it make sense to say "clang military power"?
    No, it wouldn't.

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    Re: clang military power?

    Could I say that there has been a clang of miltary power?

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    Re: clang military power?

    No. "Clang" is rarely used - and then only in the context of bells ringing.
    You might consider saying a "clash" of military power; but this implies more than just posturing...
    What about "parading" their military power?

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    #7

    Re: clang military power?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    They're sabre-rattling.

    Rover
    This is really the answer you're looking for. It's exactly what is used. Abandon your attempts to use the word "clang." It won't help you here.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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