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 circus also offered a diversion for adults, especially the many women whose husbands, sons and brothers were in harm's way during a particularly lethal period of World War II. Mark Mirko, courant.com, "Interactive map: How the Hartford circus fire started, spread and was seen through the eyes of those who were there," 27 June 2019 Zoo officials stressed that no one was in harm's way during the incident. Fox News, "'Beloved' white peacock killed by lion at New York zoo," 20 June 2019 Pfeiffer said officers had to go in harm's way to get to one of the victims, who was seriously injured. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A Waukesha County SWAT team is raising money for an armored vehicle that could help get victims out of danger," 7 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of harm's way

1631, in the meaning defined above

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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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