idle threat

noun

Definition of idle threat

: a threat that a person does not really mean to follow through with She said she would leave him, but he knew it was an idle threat.

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“Idle threat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/idle%20threat. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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