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
Recent Examples on the Web Moreover, there is very real resistance in the institutional military and in the country at large to sending large numbers of ground troops into harm's way. Noah Millman, TheWeek, "The Iran crisis is what happens when people believe in 'Great Men'," 7 Jan. 2020 Thank you to our men and women in uniform who put themselves in harm way — harm's way. NBC News, "Meet the Press - October 27, 2019," 27 Oct. 2019 It is meant to be used for Class C misdemeanors, where an arrestee won't put the public in harm's way. Stephen Simpson, Arkansas Online, "North Little Rock cuts booking costs for arrestees," 25 Dec. 2019 Beating up on bad teams will no longer be an option for the Pacers if the team hopes to keep its playoff position out of harm's way. Tyler Kraft, Indianapolis Star, "Pacers will need better performances against top opponents to avoid drop in standings," 10 Dec. 2019 But Rask didn't have his stick and was tangled up with his teammate before reaching back and knocking the puck out of harm's way. Mike Brehm, USA TODAY, "Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask gives Marc-Andre Fleury heavy competition for save of the year," 22 Nov. 2019 All this was surely meant to paint a picture of someone who'd put herself in harm's way. Elizabeth Angell, Town & Country, "Looking Back at the Preppy Killer Case, More Than 30 Years Later," 12 Nov. 2019 Trump had said at the time that the estimated 1,000 U.S. troops were not in harm's way from the Turkish offensive. Mehmet Guzel And Sarah El Deeb, chicagotribune.com, "Turkish forces push deeper into Syria in battle with Kurds; civilian deaths reported on both sides of border," 11 Oct. 2019 Meanwhile, further north, a round of evacuations were also ordered for Virginians in harm's way. Jordan Culver, USA TODAY, "Hurricane Dorian lashes North Carolina's Outer Banks as Category 1; still awaiting landfall," 6 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of harm's way

1631, in the meaning defined above

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“Harm's way.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harm%27s%20way. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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