speaking in a tone intended to threaten your subject or audience, for the sole purpose of coercing them into believing or doing something; threaten
. Common among politicians, law enforcement, gangsters, wiseguys, athletes, coaches, teachers. Best when used subtly.
Subtle tough-talk: (After being cut off by a freshly-licensed driver, at the red light, I got out of my car and went up to the driver's window). " You keep driving like that and someone's going to get hurt, and it isn't going to be me."
Overt tough-talk: "Oh, you don't understand me? No problemo, my fist speaks five languages."
Talking real hard, to make yourself look and feel "big".
Making idol threats and not being really real enough to back it up..
'Real gangstas move in silence and violence'
Can you believe this chick still tough talkin? We all know when i step to her she gonna cry, cauz in reality she's bunz.