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the lion's den
A particularly dangerous, hostile, or oppressive place or situation, especially due to an angry or sinister person or group of people within it. I felt like I was walking into the lion's den when I went in front of the board for my annual review.
a difficult situation in which you have to face a person or people who are unfriendly or aggressive towards you: Before each one of her press conferences, she felt as if she were going into the lion’s den.This idiom comes from the story of Daniel in the Bible, who went into a lion’s den (= home) as a punishment but was not hurt by the lion.
Construction of Lions Den (Zimbabwe) to Kafue (Zambia) New Railway Line.
This project envisages construction of a new railway line to link Lions Den in Zimbabwe and Kafue in Zambia to provide a shorter transit route for traffic to and from Zambia through Zimbabwe from and to Mozambican sea ports and an alternative route for traffic from and to seaports in South Africa to and from Zambia and countries in the north of Zambia.
Dippers can get fundraising sponsorship forms from Al's Superstore in Ashington or at the Lionesses' Club Tuesday coffee mornings held from 9am to noon at the Lions Den behind the town's YMCA building.