here be dragons

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here be dragons

cliché Said of any situation in which hidden or unforeseen dangers or difficulties may lie. A reference to or imitation of supposed notations made to historical maps indicating parts of the world believed to be inhabited by dragons or similar mythological creatures. We're in uncharted territory in the wake of the economic crisis. For many people, the new motto over the next few years will be "here be dragons."
See also: dragon, here
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