the lion's mouth

the lion's mouth

A place or situation that is fraught with risk or danger. Don't put your head in the lion's mouth by driving in such horrible conditions. Voting to repeal these regulations for banks is just going to put our hand right back in the lion's mouth—the same one that bit us when the economy crashed 10 years ago.
See also: mouth

the lion's mouth

a place of great peril.
See also: mouth
References in classic literature ?
He was the lion-tamer, and he had the self-same trick of putting his head into the lion's mouth.
If a man had an enemy in those old days, the cleverest thing he could do was to slip a note for the Council of Three into the Lion's mouth, saying "This man is plotting against the Government.
Our heads are in the lion's mouth,'' said Wamba, in a whisper to Gurth, ``get them out how we can.
The Lord God hath sent his angel, and shut the lion's mouth, for this time," said Tom.
He had thrust his head into the lion's mouth, and the lion's jaws had snapped.
They just don't eat from the trainer's hand but he puts his head inside the lion's mouth, which the Muscat residents haven't seen before," said Obeid.
The French driver, 56, said: "I had the impression of driving poor, innocent people, innocent women, taking them into the lion's mouth, and couldn't say to them, 'Watch your step, it's dangerous.
I had the impression of driving innocent women, taking them into the lion's mouth and couldn't say to them, 'Watch your step, it's dangerous'" Mr Chemloul, 56, told French news channel BFM TV.
I had the impression of driving poor, innocent people, innocent women, taking them into the lion's mouth and couldn't say to them, 'Watch your step, it's dangerous'," Mr Chemloul, 56, told French news channel BFM TV.
So let me put my head in the lion's mouth again by saying that sometimes in this city it feels like heritage is pushed to a point where it becomes fetishised.
After Marianna Palka's father died from the condition, she agreed to be filmed in The Lion's Mouth Opens.
He frantically started punching the lion's mouth as some of his colleagues came to his rescue by making a loud noise to distract the lion, which scared away the beast.
WHEN Thomas Chipperfield swaggers into the cage and plants a massive kiss on Tsavo the lion's mouth, he tells me: "It would probably kill you.
Attach Laval and Cragger on to the Speedorz and let rip, to speed through the lion's mouth and release the CHI