a den of iniquity

den of iniquity

A place where seedy activities happen. I'm not surprised to hear that the police raided that club again—it's a den of iniquity!
See also: den, iniquity, of

a den of iniquity

If a place is a den of iniquity, a lot of immoral things happen there. As time went on, he realised he was working in a den of iniquity and that the corruption spread right to the top of the organization.
See also: den, iniquity, of

a den of iˈniquity/ˈvice

(disapproving) a place where people do bad things: She thinks that just because we sit around smoking and drinking beer the club must be a real den of iniquity.
See also: den, iniquity, of
References in periodicals archive ?
While this vast parallel online universe is at times a den of iniquity and shady dealings, including the trade of illegal weapons, it can also be used for other purposes.
McDonald's will hardly be a den of iniquity, and it will create 75 new jobs and generate PS1.
This is Thompson Street, once a den of iniquity which made Cardiff's Tiger Bay look like a kiddies' playground.
Police officer Sherry Lee said: "It was a den of iniquity.
Whatever the truth, this was a worthwhile commemoration marking the 50th anniversary of the band first playing The Cavern - which, for some reason, some parents thought of as a den of iniquity .
If your heart wants you to save it from a den of iniquity then please don't.
This Government is rapidly turning Britain into a den of iniquity.
SHOCKING new pictures of the girl who got pregnant at 11 show her being raised in a den of iniquity.
To depict the temple as a den of iniquity in a frivolous computer game is irresponsible to say the least.
The original Chateau Malmaison was a den of iniquity where Napoleon and Josephine spent many a passionate night.