stare down the barrel of a/(one's) gun

stare down the barrel of a/(one's) gun

To have a gun pointed at oneself. (The "barrel" of a gun is the tube-shaped part from which the projectile is fired.) The robber shoved me to the floor, and when I looked up, I was staring down the barrel of his gun.
See also: barrel, down, gun, of, stare
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