- (Greek mythology) the stables, not cleaned for 30 years, where King Augeas kept 3000 oxen. Hercules
diverted the River Alpheus through them and cleaned them in a day
Example Sentences Including 'Augean stables'
Essential reading, especially for would-be reformers of the Augean stables that Indian boardrooms all too frequently are.
Business Today (1996)
He found himself with no other course but to lodge them in the Augean stables.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
I think he sees himself as cleaning the Augean stables of psychology.
THE LAST TEMPTATION (2002)
Lyttelton subsequently attempted to cleanse these Augean stables.
THE GUARDSMEN (2004)
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