harm's way


Definition of harm's way

: a dangerous place or situation was placed in harm's way got them out of harm's way

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got everyone out of harm's way just minutes before the house was ripped apart by the tornado

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The spider is then compelled to weave a special web to safely suspend the wasp pupa from its web, keeping the pupa out of harm's way. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "How Wasps Turn Spiders Into Obedient Zombies," 30 Apr. 2019 Parents with children who habitually run off may feel the need to use a child leash, toddler harness, or a backpack with a tether to keep their kids out of harm's way. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "What You Need to Know About Kid Leash Safety, According to Pediatricians," 10 Apr. 2019 In a flash a border collie zips across the lawn, grabbing the pup and dashing out of harm's way. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Home Security Camera Catches a Border Collie Saving a Tiny Chihuahua's Life," 15 Apr. 2019 To assist with relief efforts, Hadid shared contact information for several relief organizations in her post, especially for those who might need to take their animals out of harm's way. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "Bella Hadid Posted a Heartbreaking Instagram About the California Wildfires," 10 Nov. 2018 Also, Florence followed the expected path, making evacuations more successful and keeping more vehicles out of harm's way. Fox News, "20-40K cars to be damaged by Florence's floods, report says," 19 Sep. 2018 First, development puts more homes and humans in harm's way when a fire does occur. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "What is going on with California’s horrific fires?," 13 Nov. 2018 Besides making a call, a president to send American troops into harm's way, this is now the most important decision a sitting president can make. Fox News, "Sekulow: Kavanaugh will be a brilliant Supreme Court justice," 10 July 2018 As a result, Jaddou said, the U.S. could end up deporting families with legitimate asylum claims back into harm's way. Pamela Ren Larson, azcentral, "Trump administration issues new asylum rules aimed at families arriving at border," 13 July 2018

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1631, in the meaning defined above

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