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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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 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

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First Known Use of harm's way

1631, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of harm's way was in 1631

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a strong desire or propensity

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