the lion's den

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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.
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the lion's den

a demanding, intimidating, or unpleasant place or situation.
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
Bowls cautioned her lodger against venturing into the lion's den, "wherein you will rue it, Miss B., mark my words, and as sure as my name is Bowls." And Briggs promised to be very cautious.
The Lion's Den will feature performances from headliners Lloyd Langford on June 28, Craig Campbell on June 29, Tony Law on June 30 and Nathan Caton on July 1.
William O'Rourke's review of Jim Forest's At Play in the Lion's Den (NCR, April 20-May 3) does justice to an overwhelming task of inviting readers to a deeper understanding of Fr.
ANot metaphorically, but actually - it was the lion's den at Wombwell's Royal Menagerie.
At Play in the Lion's Den by Jim Forest (Orbis, 2017)
'Kung ilalagay pa sa kalinga ni Secretary Aguirre ang mga saksi, eh di para na rin nating hinatid ang mga tupa sa lion's den (If we will bring the witnesses under the care of Secretary Aguirre, then it's like leading the sheep into the lion's den),' Hontiveros said.
The Lion's Den will play host to The Specials, Cypress Hill, MIA, Ziggy Marley and Toots & the Maytals, while the Wild West-themed Old Mines stage will have Newton Faulkner and Alabama 3.
Some of the stories covered in the exhibition include Noah and his ark, Daniel in the lion's den and Jonah and the whale.
Into the Lion's Den, the first book in bestselling author Linda Fairstein's Devlin Quick Mysteries, wraps education and detective work into one delightful literary package.
burning bush or a child in the lion's den. My god became the lion
DARREN TRAYNOR doesn't fear the lion's den in London as he plans to get his paws on the British title.
The debut of "The Lion's Den" showcased new innovation where contestants were to present a product, service or approach that sets them apart in gravure.
But Mr Milliband hit back: "It's not just about politics, it's about the strengths of these communities." David Hopper, of Durham Miners' Gala, said he was impressed Mr Miliband came "into the lion's den".
It was devoured by accidentally entering the lion's den after becoming disorientated during a falconry display.
CARL Froch insists he will thrive on the pressure of going into "the lion's den" to defend his WBC super-middleweight title against Mikkel Kessler.