References in classic literature ?
And dar’st thou then To beard the lion in his den, The Douglas in his hall “—Marmion.
I generally reserve my vote for those one or two underdogs who have the temerity to beard the lion in his den and challenge the status quo.
(He might have gotten booed, but he's a big guy and I'm sure he'd be able to take it.) The industry should have enough guts to beard the lion.
John Drescher assumed the editorship of Gospel Herald in 1962, prepared to beard the lions of Washington.