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English definition of “beard the lion (in his/her den)”

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beard the lion (in his/her den)

to visit an important person in order to tell or ask them something unpleasant
Translations of “beard the lion (in his/her den)”
in Chinese (Traditional) 太歲頭上動土, 老虎嘴裡拔牙…
in Chinese (Simplified) 太岁头上动土, 老虎嘴里拔牙…
(Definition of beard the lion (in his/her den) from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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