sword of Damocles

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Synonyms for sword of Damocles

one regarded as an imminent danger


Words related to sword of Damocles

a constant and imminent peril

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8m reduction by voluntary means has been set for payroll costs reduction, but this will only account for 7% of this year's spending cuts, and that assumes that everybody touched by the sword of Damocles falls on it without hesitation
It's hard enough operating under the Sword of Damocles without being kept completely in the dark as well.
THE Sword of Damocles hangs over the government as states mount pressure on the human resource development ( HRD) ministry to extend the deadline to meet standards under the Right to Education ( RTE) Act.
Gerard Gautier, president de l'association "Blanc c'est exprime", considere pour sa part que "le vote blanc, c'est une epee de Damocles au-dessus de la tete des elus".
It is not true to revive historical issues like the sword of Damocles swinging on Turkish-U.
As for any swords of Damocles hanging over leisure centres in North Wales - we can only say this: for goodness' sake, think again
So, for the last five years, the puncture has been hanging above my head like the Bent Nail of Damocles, waiting to descend.
Something akin to the sword of Damocles still hangs over a very large community in central Middlesbrough, and it is seemingly only political chauvinism and the inability to say we got it wrong that keeps this programme barely spluttering along and going nowhere.
Thales is to offer an enhanced XF version of its Damocles targeting pod, and expects to complete flight qualification trials of the system in 2012.
They gave their children the most precious gift, that is they took away this sword of Damocles hanging over their mother's head,'' said Trudy Harris, co-executive director of the Lynne Cohen Foundation for Ovarian Cancer Research, where Kretchmer underwent genetic testing and counseling.
The Sword Of Damocles is hanging over us, but if he runs well, then we will go to Haydock full of confidence for the Betfair Chase.
And because she knows about the stolen money, she's holding the Sword of Damocles over him.
Careers can be short with the threat of serious injury hanging over each players' head, rather like a latter day Sword of Damocles.
So ends this novel-fable dominated by Burlington, a satanic figure, incarnation of the multifaced Evil that menaces society like a Damocles sword at the end of the second millennium.
Although the wording in this one is narrow, it holds real promise for all co-ops that have been suffering under the Damocles Sword of 277.