1) A story of Greek legend, in which tyrant Dionysius II of Syracuse showed Damocles the dangers of being “fortunate” by allowing him to sit in his throne while a sword hung over him held only by a singe strand of hair.
2) An ever-present threat that can destroy one’s good fortunes at any moment.
Is the Tea Party
really that suicidal for the Sword of Damocles over their heads?
any thretening danger