valley of death


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valley of death

A grim place where death is or seems imminent. It appears in the Alfred, Lord Tennyson poem "The Charge of the Light Brigade" and is likely a shortened version of the Biblical phrase "valley of the shadow of death." Walking through that old, bombed-out neigborhood, Sam felt like he was in the valley of death. I would never be able to march into the valley of death like soldiers do.
See also: death, of, valley