Damocles’ Sword

Also: sword of Damocles Meaning of Idiom Damocles’ Sword Damocles’ sword refers to an impending disaster; a danger or disaster that could occur at any moment. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,3Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995.  Want … Read more