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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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 in a sentence

  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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