Definition of in jeopardy
: 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.>
Word by Word Definitions
: exposure to or imminence of death, loss, or injury : danger
: the danger that an accused person is subjected to when on trial for a criminal offense
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