the sword of Damocles

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eiris
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the sword of Damocles

Post by eiris » Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:16 am

How do you think about "the sword of Damocles"?
I always heard somebody use it, but I don't know its meaning exactly. Could you help me?

byron
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Re: the sword of Damocles

Post by byron » Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:53 pm

eiris wrote:How do you think about "the sword of Damocles"?
I always heard somebody use it, but I don't know its meaning exactly. Could you help me?
This is means an impending threat or disaster. To see the derivation read this page...
http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/2549/damocles.html

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