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    We' re living in a den of thieves

    Hi All
    do you know what does the idiom "We' re living in a den of thieves" mean and in which context it is used?
    Can it be used in formal occasions or it is best to use it with strict friends?
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    Re: We' re living in a den of thieves

    den = dwelling place

    Thieves would hide. They would hide in a dirty place. They usually are not good people.

    So "living in a den of theives" would be staying or hanging out with not very good people in not very good circumstances.

    (Is this a song lyric or book title?)


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    Re: We' re living in a den of thieves

    This sentence is taken from the song "US" by Regina Spektor
    Last edited by manustone; 10-Apr-2010 at 12:53.

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