Examples of paper tiger in a Sentence
The new laws are just paper tigers without any method of enforcement.
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Like Barack Obama and others before him, Trump is revealed as a paper tiger on trade, consigned to tough talk without a plan for action.
The West, including Britain, has a sorry recent history of behaving like a paper tiger when confronted with Russian aggression, as Crimea and Ukraine show.
What’s more, Trump has already revealed himself to be a paper tiger.
But because ambition is so overwhelming — because self-interest is so powerful — these paper tigers were allowed to prey on women year after year.
But the largest score would be to invade, most likely by proxy, Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania, thereby exposing NATO as a paper tiger, unable or unwilling to mount a military response.
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Definition of paper tiger for English Language Learners
: someone or something that appears powerful or dangerous but is not
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