in jeopardy

idiom

: in a situation in which someone or something is exposed to possible injury, loss, or evil : in danger
He is responsible for placing innocent lives in jeopardy.
The wrong decision could place your career in (serious) jeopardy.
Adverse public opinion puts this proposal in serious jeopardy.

Examples of in jeopardy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some cities are facing more stress than others, with 75% of CMBS office loans in Chicago and 65% in Denver in jeopardy, according to the firm. Bloomberg, Orange County Register, 23 May 2024 Nadella scrambled to reassure customers and investors that Microsoft’s access to OpenAI’s tech wasn’t in jeopardy. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, 20 May 2024 The choice represents a sharp break by many, though not all, of these students from earlier generations of university activists, who gained their moral force in part by putting their words on record and their futures in jeopardy for a larger cause. Nicholas Fandos, New York Times, 2 May 2024 Meanwhile, former President Donald Trump has had no significant comment at all about the destruction on the Patapsco — nothing to say about the six lives lost or the disruption to U.S. shipping or the thousands of jobs placed in jeopardy. Baltimore Sun Editorial Board, Baltimore Sun, 3 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for in jeopardy 

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“In jeopardy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20jeopardy. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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