the lion's den


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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.
See also: den
References in classic literature ?
Bowls cautioned her lodger against venturing into the lion's den, "wherein you will rue it, Miss B.
So that's four to go, I think another one would be okay, that's five in the car, but the journey's not too far, If you want another friend to come, that would be six, we can fit them all in, but we'll have to have the passenger door ajar, Looking back, I knew it was a mistake to take so many, especially going around the lion's den with that passenger door ajar, It was hot and noisy, you could hardly hear yourself speak, and so maybe I let too many people travel in the car, Well we are off home now, and I have just done a quick head count, and I am sure I only counted five, We must have lost one going around the lion's den, still what a great day we've had, and the rest of us are still alive by A.
Winning the Lion's Den business competition underscores Fusion's strong value proposition in the market for enhancing ancillary sales while improving the customer experience.
They travel into the lion's den at Hunky Dorys Park and Kenny knows a lunch-time battle is in store.
We know it's going into the lion's den, it's a difficult venue.
At the Lion's Den session of the Packaging & Label Gravure Association (PLGA) Global 2012 Technical Conference, Harper Corporation's Tony Donato showcased Harper's ceramic coated laser engraved cylinders to today's top gravure professionals.
It was devoured by accidentally entering the lion's den after becoming disorientated during a falconry display.
With a pass like that you are putting your team-mate into the lion's den," he said.
I went into the lion's den in Connecticut to fight Jermain Taylor in the middle of a big forest.
About 20 of them performed a version of Daniel and the Lion's Den for her.
It tells the story of an unsuspecting British couple who try to recreate their UK comedy hit in the lion's den of American TV, with disastrous results.
Coop was one of the Aberdeen kids thrown into the lion's den by Sir Alex Ferguson for the 1983 Cup Winners' Cup Final.
Argentine beef producers entered the lion's den this week when they exhibited at Britain's Royal Show.
Packed with color photos throughout, BEYOND THE LION'S DEN captures not just the high points of Shamrock's career, but provides plenty of movement-by-movement discussions of basic fighting techniques which lend to martial arts lessons.
Norma Barry, head of food and market development in Wales, ventured into the lion's den of the annual eve-of-show function organised by the farmers' Union of Wales and HSBC Bank and appeared lost for words.