Lion's tail


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Li´on's tail`

    (lī´ŭnz tāl`)
n.1.(Bot.) A genus of labiate plants (Leonurus); - so called from a fancied resemblance of its flower spikes to the tuft of a lion's tail. Leonurus Cardiaca is the common motherwort.
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When no reply was received by 11am, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, broadcasting to the nation, said: 'This country is at war with Germany.' In its first issue, following the declaration of war, the Observer said people were 'not nervous but approached the situation with grim determination', adding, 'The days of twisting the lion's tail were over.
"Don't play with the lion's tail; you will regret it," Hassan Rouhani, Iran's president, said last July.
Do not twist the lion's tail because you will regret.
One Afghan official, requesting anonymity, said Mohib's comments were like "playing with a lion's tail."
"The enemies, whose deployments and interests are within range, should not pull the lion's tail, lest they face an unimaginable response from Iran," Bakiri said.
"Do not play with the lion's tail, because you will regret it eternally," he added.
Mr Rouhani warned Mr Trump to stop "playing with the lion's tail" and threatening Iran, "or else you will regret it".
Earlier on Sunday, Rouhani had told a gathering of Iranian diplomats: "Mr Trump, don't play with the lion's tail, this would only lead to regret."
In a televised speech, Hassan Rouhani told the American president: "Do not play with the lion's tail, you will regret it forever."
"Mr Trump, don't play with the lion's tail, this would only lead to regret," he told a gathering of Iranian diplomats, according to the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency.
Trump, don't play with the lion's tail, this would only lead to regret," the state news agency IRNA reported.
Trump, do not play with the lion's tail; this would only lead to regret," Rouhani was quoted as saying by the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency.