the lion's den

(redirected from lions den)
Like this video? Subscribe to our free daily email and get a new idiom video every day!

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.
See also: den
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

the lion's den

a demanding, intimidating, or unpleasant place or situation.
See also: den
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

the ˌlion’s ˈden

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.
See also: den
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) will use the Aberdeen Shikoyi franchise 15-a-side tournament Sunday at the Lions Den, Ruaraka to pick the national team for the World Cup qualifiers slated for August.
The famous Lions Den Butchery just after Chinhoyi along the main Harare/Kariba road has re-opened in their new building after the devastating fire which all but razed it a year ago.
Their regular weekly coffee morning will continue each Tuesday morning in The Lions Den (behind the YMCA) and they will continue to work in the community raising funds for worthy causes.
THE NEXTMEN The Lions Den (ft Ms Dynamite & Andy Cato) I wasn't sure I liked this at first but it grows on you.
Anglos will turn up at the appropriately named Lions Den at Livingston FC to see Sven's Men in action.
'I think of the England game as us going into the Lions den and in many ways all the pressure is on them to perform,' he said.
While the coach fumed, the players said to have been involved made a joke of it - for the benefit of the official tour DVD, 'Inside The Lions Den'.
The success follows the company investing pounds 250,000 in its Lions Den mini-brewery and bottling plant earlier this year.
Jim Gorman, rushed to Mallow Hospital with pains in his chest at Cork on Saturday, enjoyed a tonic when Lions Den took the extended six-furlong handicap.
The same trainer's Lions Den looks a stand-out bet in the Dairies Handicap at Sligo.
The KCB rugby team came off with an empathic win over their rivals Homeboyz RFC on Saturday afternoon at the Lions Den, Ruaraka, beating them with a convincing margin of 34-15 at the end of 80 minutes of play.
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.