It does not give you license to brandish a gun and wave it around.
Both Cameron and Sarkozy will now brandish their cojones, claiming to have had “a good war.”
As with his Harvard degree, Obama did not hesitate to brandish his pretty white wife with the Boston accent.
Those who do nothing to end the slaughter are as complicit as those who brandish their weapons.
No, he could not brandish it, he could not so much as even lift it.
Why brandish in that hand of thine a javelin of pointed steel?
When he began to dance and to brandish the silver sword, everybody applauded.
What is your stick good for that you brandish it so proudly?
Suddenly he was startled by seeing his mother snatch a stump of a fire-shovel from the hearth and brandish it over his head.
This the ape at once laid hold of, and began to brandish like a hammer.
mid-14c., from Old French brandiss-, present participle stem of brandir "to flourish (a sword)" (12c.), from brant "blade of a sword, prow of a ship," of Frankish origin (see brand (n.)). Related: Brandished; brandishing.