Meaning of “sb's bark is worse than his/her bite” in the English Dictionary

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"sb's bark is worse than his/her bite" in British English

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sb's bark is worse than his/her bite

If someone's bark is worse than their bite, they are not as unpleasant or frightening as they seem:

Don't let her frighten you - her bark is worse than her bite.

(Definition of “sb's bark is worse than his/her bite” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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