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!
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den of iniquity

a place filled with criminal activity or wickedness. The town was a den of iniquity and vice was everywhere. Police raided the gambling house, calling it a den of iniquity.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Anyone who's spent a few late nights at 45 Dean Street, a notoriously louche media hangout and den of iniquity, probably has a tale or two.
McDonald's will hardly be a den of iniquity, and it will create 75 new jobs and generate PS1.
A lot of people, Daily Mail readers largely, furiously gnashed their teeth about how such a televised crack den of iniquity would only further corrupt the nation's youth.
Den rediscovers engine Tom O'Brien was successful on his only ride of the day when partnering the 16-1 shot Den Of Iniquity to win the 2m4f handicap hurdle in the colours of Malcolm Denmark.
When company came to see us in the suburbs, we often herded them downstairs amid the lighted beer signs emulating some den of iniquity in the city.
Naked clients and sex workers fled the building in Aargau, Switzerland, as flames consumed the den of iniquity.
A strong case can be made for Den Of Iniquity in the Atlantic Enterprises Handicap Chase.
How many even deserve to be where they are today, perpetuating this den of iniquity we call the Republic of Cyprus administration?
But as she gradually comes to the realization that the White House is a white man's den of iniquity and political repression, she gives in and turns into Deep Throat.
Although the idea of Reid's visit was to publicise the council-police partnership, which has turned Broad Street from a den of iniquity into the sort of place you could take your maiden aunt, council bods found themselves out of the loop.
It was a true den of iniquity for the city's burgeoning subculture.
Cheese's by today's standards, back in 1962 it had everything but a big flashing DEN OF INIQUITY sign hanging over the counter.
Local friends once envied the glamour they imagined I soaked up on the West Coast; now they're more likely to wonder how I could live in such a den of iniquity.