beard the lion in his den
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British pronunciation/bˈiəd ðə lˈaɪən ɪn hɪz hɜː dˈɛn/
American pronunciation/bˈɪɹd ðə lˈaɪən ɪn hɪz hɜː dˈɛn/
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to confront someone very powerful or dangerous in their area of control and strength, where they hold the advantage

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to [beard] the lion in (his|her) den definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "beard the lion in his den" and when to use it?

The phrase "beard the lion in his den" originated from Shakespeare's play "Richard III" and refers to the act of confronting a powerful opponent or authority figure in their own territory or domain. It symbolizes the courage to face a formidable challenge or danger head-on. It is commonly employed in situations involving challenging authority figures, taking on formidable opponents, or standing up to influential individuals in their own stronghold.

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They are bearding the lion in his den by challenging the oppressive government in peaceful protests.
The activists bearded the lion in her den by organizing a protest outside the corporate headquarters.
She decides to beard the lion in his den by confronting the powerful CEO about unethical business practices.
The investigative journalist plans to beard the lion in his den by exposing the corrupt politician's misdeeds.
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