Results 1 to 2 of 2

    • Join Date: May 2006
    • Posts: 4

    Question Understand"His bark is worse than his bite."

    How to understand this sentence "His bark is worse than his bite."?Thanks for your help!

  1. Ouisch's Avatar
    Key Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Mar 2006
    • Posts: 4,142

    Re: Understand"His bark is worse than his bite."

    It describes someone who appears to be meaner or more dangerous than he actually is. For example, perhaps your boss at work yells loudly at the most minor infraction, but he never penalizes you for being late, and is always generous with pay raises and bonuses. His bark is worse than his bite - he sounds mean and difficult, but deep down he is a decent, harmless person.

Similar Threads

  1. Worst x Worse
    By Emanuelli in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 16-Dec-2004, 11:10


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts