Idioms about Damocles
OTHER WORDS FROM DamoclesDam·o·cle·an [dam-uh-klee-uhn], /ˌdæm əˈkli ən/, adjective
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How to use Damocles in a sentence
It hung a sword of Damocles over laws requiring political campaigns to disclose their donors.3 winners and 3 losers from the just-completed Supreme Court term|Ian Millhiser|July 2, 2021|Vox
Those threats have served as a sort of twin sword of Damocles, forcing studios, networks and agencies to do the right thing after decades of denying there was a problem.
Then as now, the majority of Americans had little interest in examining the nuclear sword of Damocles their fear had wrought.
Of course, if we can mix our classical references, Russia has its Sword of Damocles to cut this Gordian Knot.
Did he understand that he would now have to live with a sword—not of Damocles but of polonium—hanging over his head?
The United States insists that the option of force—a sword of Damocles—be included in any Security Council resolution.
But that particular sword of Damocles has floated off into the ether.
The sword of Damocles hanging over their heads, to make them remember.Space Prison|Tom Godwin
And Damocles knew the sword was there, or there'd have been no point in it.Tristram of Blent|Anthony Hope
The fabled sword of Damocles hangs suspended over my head, still it may never fall.A Dreadful Temptation|Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
He alludes to the story of Damocles, a flatterer of one of those Sicilian tyrants, namely Dionysius.
The Damocles' sword of defiant authority was suspended over the head of every Russian writer.Contemporary Russian Novelists|Serge Persky