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the lion's den

A particularly dangerous, hostile, or oppressive place or situation, especially due to an angry or sinister person or group of people within it. I felt like I was walking into the lion's den when I went in front of the board for my annual review.
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Construction of Lions Den (Zimbabwe) to Kafue (Zambia) New Railway Line.
This project envisages construction of a new railway line to link Lions Den in Zimbabwe and Kafue in Zambia to provide a shorter transit route for traffic to and from Zambia through Zimbabwe from and to Mozambican sea ports and an alternative route for traffic from and to seaports in South Africa to and from Zambia and countries in the north of Zambia.
Their regular weekly coffee morning will continue each Tuesday morning in The Lions Den (behind the YMCA) and they will continue to work in the community raising funds for worthy causes.
THE NEXTMEN The Lions Den (ft Ms Dynamite & Andy Cato) I wasn't sure I liked this at first but it grows on you.
Anglos will turn up at the appropriately named Lions Den at Livingston FC to see Sven's Men in action.
I think of the England game as us going into the Lions den and in many ways all the pressure is on them to perform,' he said.
The success follows the company investing pounds 250,000 in its Lions Den mini-brewery and bottling plant earlier this year.
Jim Gorman, rushed to Mallow Hospital with pains in his chest at Cork on Saturday, enjoyed a tonic when Lions Den took the extended six-furlong handicap.
The same trainer's Lions Den looks a stand-out bet in the Dairies Handicap at Sligo.
NEW YORK -- Orchestria, the proven leader in Information Protection and Control, emerged victorious from the famed Lions Den, an annual competition held during the 2008 Infosecurity Europe event in London on April 24, 2008.
Land of the Lions is set to open in Spring 2016, and at 2,500sqm, the lions den will be more than five times the size of the current lion space at the zoo.
Dippers can get fundraising sponsorship forms from Al's Superstore in Ashington or at the Lionesses' Club Tuesday coffee mornings held from 9am to noon at the Lions Den behind the town's YMCA building.
Now the Scottish Amateur Football Association is launching an investigation into the game between Aberdeenshire-based Echt and Lions Den from Glasgow.
Paul offers the Lions Den, a family style restaurant featuring local dishes such as specially prepared walleye as well as traditional favorites such as steaks and burgers.
Was putting Sidewinder in the middle of the lions den, at a hacker conference, a risky endeavor?