lion's den


lion's den

noun

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

Full Definition of LION'S DEN

:  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.

First Known Use of LION'S DEN

1680

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