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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Constant threat; imminent peril: "the Latin American debt, overhanging American banks like the sword of Damocles” ( Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

After Damocles.

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