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

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"someone's bark is worse than his or her bite" in American English

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someone's bark is worse than his or her bite

although someone says things that sound frightening, the person's actions will not be as severe as the things that were said:

The boss seems mean, but his bark is worse than his bite.

(Definition of “someone's bark is worse than his or her bite” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)