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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It doesn't benefit the FA or the players to have a sword of Damocles hanging over us.
The sword of Damocles is an expression referring to the imminent and ever-present threat faced by those in positions of power.
Social media users can choose from names including Damocles, Dali, Dakarai or Dabi.
The rather "Sword of Damocles scenario" of imminent death and subsequent recovery is obviously emotive.
1 to 9 filed the writ petition to remove the sword of Damocles from over their heads.
After Court's verdict, Imran Khan got rid of the Damocles Sword {disqualification} hanging over his head.
Mr LH Vye-Parminter Roath, Cardiff Chinese power just keeps on growing ONCE again the threat of a nuclear war hangs like the Sword of Damocles over our heads as an unpredictable Trump and a paranoid Kim Jong-un beat the war drums and hurl insults at one another.
In addition to the above is the unknown outcome of Brexit, which hangs over us all like the sword of Damocles.
Certes la liste de ce qu'il faut faire est tres longue, mais c'est a ce prix que la Tunisie, moins gatee par la nature que ses citoyens ne le croient, echappera a l'epee de Damocles suspendue a sa tete.
The "deal" with the EU then ceases to loom large like a Sword of Damocles and our "leaders" need not be so pathetically fearful.
The APK-9E Tekon datalink pod, used for some variants, is carried on inlet station 9, as is the Thales Damocles pod.
So this will be a sword of Damocles hanging over the heads of the chairpersons.
There is also a possibility of Pakistan acquiring the Thales-made Damocles, a third-generation targeting pod.
In the international economic downturn, the decline in domestic demand, the China Petrochemical comprehensive focus on innovation, quality and efficiency, to the way structural adjustment battle, and to develop new markets, innovation efficiency has become the company's refining pin sword of Damocles .
The Celtic's fans' regular misconduct in Europe must be hanging over the club like the sword of Damocles.