in a compromising position

idiomatic phrase

: having sexual relations
used euphemistically
He and his lover were caught in a compromising position.

Examples of in a compromising position in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The narrative arc of the second novel nearly replicates the first; in both cases the main characters, caught in a compromising position, are forced to marry. Washington Post, 31 Mar. 2022 The scenarios are not difficult to imagine; a faked video showing a politician in a compromising position; faked audio of a world leader discussing sensitive information. Donie O'Sullivan, CNN, 16 Feb. 2023 The danger of being in a compromising position with a White woman. Robin Rose Parker, Washington Post, 19 July 2022 That false perception is potentially dangerous for veteran storm survivors who might be less inclined to evacuate ahead of a major storm, which could leave them in a compromising position, Lindell said. Joe Mario Pedersen, Orlando Sentinel, 31 May 2022 The Assisted Living crew tries to get Jeremy (Na’im Lynn) released from jail after Sheriff Luckett (Joseph Curtis Callender) is caught in a compromising position in the season premiere. Los Angeles Times, 25 May 2021 Another girl remembers being filmed without her consent in a compromising position at a party, and the resulting videos being posted all over social media. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, 30 Mar. 2021 Vera-Tucker also recovers in pass protection, finding ways to regain balance to stymie a pass rusher after initially being put in a compromising position. John Owning, Dallas News, 24 Feb. 2021 One year after Jackson won MVP thanks to his unpredictable dual-threat ability, Baltimore's lack of a consistent passing game has put the entire offense in a compromising position. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, 16 Nov. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of in a compromising position was in 1857

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Cite this Entry

“In a compromising position.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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