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Thinly veiled threat

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a thinly veiled threat: an indiscreet warning
veiled means "hidden", "covered".
thinly means "lightly".
threat means "warning", "menace".

He hinted that he would sue the company, but his thinly veiled threat was laughable. It was definitely a warning but he tried to make it sound like it wasn't.

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