Today’s “Phrase of the Day” is “staring/looking down the barrel” and its meaning is “it is mostly used to suggest danger. It means that something bad is likely to happen.”
Example Sentence: Ethiopia, led by a Nobel peace winner, is looking down the barrel of civil war. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is struggling to hold a fragmented country together, as the government does battle with former coalition members
This phrase is present in The Guardian article Ethiopia, led by a Nobel peace winner, is looking down the barrel of civil war and click here to read it.