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. He'd put it into the mouths of any of them, though he preferred Augustus, a big, good-natured beast who could always be depended upon.
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." If the awful Three found no proof, ten to one they would drown him anyhow, because he was a deep rascal, since his plots were unsolvable.
``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.
Iain, whose book From The Lion's Mouth - A Journey Along the Indus, is out now, travelled on rickety bus roofs, ancient trains, crumbling boats and blistered feet to complete his epic journey.
Her lawyer said: "She was the one that put her head in the lion's mouth.
the lion's mouth. Lying between the brides you realise that your
Deamer had worked his way into the confidence of the vicious cartels and one former US drugs enforcer - who estimated the Brit could be involved in drugs worth PS1.2billion - said: "He put his head into the lion's mouth."
"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.
A CHAUFFEUR has said he felt like he was driving young actresses "into the lion's mouth" when he took them to see movie mogul Harvey Weinstein in Cannes.
And a chauffeur has described ferrying around crying aspiring actresses in Cannes for disgraced movie mogul Weinstein, saying he felt like he was driving them "into the lion's mouth".
Meanwhile, a chauffeur has described ferrying around crying aspiring actresses in Cannes for disgraced movie mogul Weinstein, saying he felt like he was driving them "into the lion's mouth".
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.
He screamed but no one heard him as his head was inside the lion's mouth. 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.