lion's den

noun
Updated on: 18 Mar 2018

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

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

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First Known Use of lion's den

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


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