lion's den

noun

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


LION'S DEN Defined for English Language Learners

lion's den

noun

Definition of lion's den for English Language Learners

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

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