lion's den

noun

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 in a Sentence

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

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Each component of the Lincoln Center complex got its own architect but Wallace Harrison, who designed the Opera House, was given the extra burden of being in charge of the whole complex, a kind of architectural ringmaster thrust into a lion's den. Kenneth Turan, latimes.com, "The origin story of a New York landmark is well told in 'The Opera House'," 15 Mar. 2018 By seeking a deal in Russia, Trump's associates may have unwittingly wandered right into the lion's den. Cristina Alesci, CNN, "Experts: Trump Tower deal risked compromising Trump," 6 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of lion's den

1680, in the meaning defined above

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lion's den

noun

English Language Learners Definition of lion's den

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

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