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stackpool commented on the word sword of damocles
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
whichbe commented on the word sword of damocles
A thing or situation which causes a prolonged state of impending doom or misfortune. (Wiktionary)
May 28, 2008