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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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 Eligible homeowners may sell their home to a local government at a pre-storm or post-storm fair market value and move out of harm's way by relocating outside of a floodplain to a lower-risk area. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "McCaul says efforts need to be expedited to help storm survivors," 3 July 2018 The footage shows the cops diverting several cars to get the snake out of harm's way. Christopher Brito, CBS News, "Police officers halt traffic to help snake cross busy Virginia street," 19 June 2018 Besides, Perez wanted to keep Peterson's right arm with the 90-plus mph pitching ability out of harm's way. Christopher Dabe, NOLA.com, "Todd Peterson's high school coach tells truth about LSU pitcher's hitting ability," 25 May 2018 Matthews, with the help of others, got Melanson out of harm's way and into a pickup truck. Jason Hanna, CNN, "Las Vegas shooting survivor stayed months in hospital. She's finally been reunited with her rescuer," 17 May 2018 Pat Rowe, marketing and public relations manager at Mitchell, said airlines are proactively canceling flights to keep customers off the roads and out of harm's way. Morgan Hughes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee flights canceled due to winter storm in Northeast," 2 Mar. 2018

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1631, in the meaning defined above

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