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sword of damocles


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  • noun a constant and imminent peril


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  • A thing or situation which causes a prolonged state of impending doom or misfortune. (Wiktionary)

    May 28, 2008

  • Ah yes, but there has been seepage with this expression. It has not been unknown for potential victims to mutter utterances such as: "the phal of Damocles" for particularly demanding curries etc, etc, etc.

    August 26, 2009