Definition of dragon's teeth in English:

dragon's teeth

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noun

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

Phrases

sow (or plant) dragon's teeth

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

Origin

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

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