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a display of force or power

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Police did not say whether the big stick was retrieved.
La impunidad de las violaciones a derechos humanos cometidas por soldados en Mexico", elaborado por la Oficina de Washington para Asuntos Latinoamericanos (WOLA) es la expresion de una diplomacia retrograda que nos remonta a los tiempos mas oscuros del Big Stick o "gran garrote".
In The Big Stick, for example, Cohen observes that Iran fought an eight-year-long war with Iraq, without noting that Iraq was the aggressor.
Y es aun mas eficaz si se usa ese big stick para reprender a su mascota.
Jason Wu's oeuvre has a refined femininity that speaks softly and carries a big stick.
Offering genuine support and understanding rather than wielding the big stick is the mark of true leadership.
Tenders are invited for 700 hot dog and marshmallow cookout utensil sets , set should include but not be limited to: 4 picnic forks (22" l) 2 big stick hot dog forks (33 l with long wood handle) 2 extension forks (extend to 32 l) 1 brat & hot dog roaster.
The defeat leaves Villa only one place off the foot of the table, but Sherwood added: "There is no point in me getting a big stick out and banging the players on the head with it.
Meanwhile, the very annoying Rhona is continuing to stir up trouble with a great big stick as she warns Marlon that Donna is still in love with him.
President 'Teddy' Roosevelt put it succinctly when he said, "Walk softly and carry a big stick.
The name is a play on the ship's nickname "America's Big Stick," which comes from "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far," a West African proverb and policy used by the ship's namesake, President Theodore Roosevelt, throughout his career.
Stay humble and carry the big stick, but when you carry the big stick, put it down.
This collection of quotations by Theodore Roosevelt, a highly-ranked progressive president with regressive social attitudes, covers a wide range of topics including Americans, art, The Big Stick, business, character, class conflict, conservation, criticism, democracy, education, international relations, nationalism, politicians, press, public life, reform, religion, the rich, vice, war, wilderness, and many others.
THE late US President Theodore Roosevelt often used to repeat a famous African proverb: "Speak softly, and carry a big stick.