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SWORD OF DAMOCLES

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sword of Damocles mean? 

SWORD OF DAMOCLES (noun)
  The noun SWORD OF DAMOCLES has 1 sense:

1. a constant and imminent peril

  Familiarity information: SWORD OF DAMOCLES used as a noun is very rare.


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SWORD OF DAMOCLES (noun)


Sense 1sword of Damocles [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A constant and imminent peril

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Context example:

the possibility hangs over their heads like the sword of Damocles

Hypernyms ("sword of Damocles" is a kind of...):

endangerment; hazard; jeopardy; peril; risk (a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune)


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