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dragon's teeth

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Definition of dragon's teeth in English:

plural noun

British informal
Concrete obstacles pointing upwards from the ground in rows, used against tanks in the Second World War.

Origin

with allusion to the teeth of the dragon killed by Cadmus.

Phrases

sow (or plant) dragon's teeth

1
Take action that is intended to prevent trouble, but which actually brings it about.

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