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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.
Dictionary entry details
|Sense 1||sword of Damocles [BACK TO TOP]|
A constant and imminent peril
Nouns denoting stable states of affairs
the possibility hangs over their heads like the sword of Damocles
Hypernyms ("sword of Damocles" is a kind of...):
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