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lion's den

noun

Simple Definition of lion's den

  • : a place or situation in which someone must deal with an angry person or group of people

Full Definition of lion's den

  1. :  a place or state of extreme disadvantage, antagonism, or hostility <a young reporter thrown into the lion's den>

Examples of lion's den

  1. He knew that he would be facing an angry crowd, but he entered the lion's den without hesitating.



1680

First Known Use of lion's den

1680


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