in jeopardy

Definition of in jeopardy

  1. :  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

  1. :  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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