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.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web If the Navy doesn’t make an effort to prioritize unionized workforces, the delegation wrote, critical shipyards such as Boston Ship Repair could be put in jeopardy. Jon Chesto,, 13 Apr. 2023 Allies of the East African nation, including the U.S., are threatening sanctions, and aid is now in jeopardy. USA TODAY, 31 May 2023 Under the United Conservatives, the future of the province’s carbon tax, which is deeply unpopular with the right, and other climate change measures may be in jeopardy. Ian Austen, New York Times, 30 May 2023 The Vatican has not said whether those plans are in jeopardy. Jeremiah Poff, Washington Examiner, 26 May 2023 Despite the support, Taylor’s job looks in jeopardy. Luca Evans, Los Angeles Times, 25 May 2023 Popular education reforms are in jeopardy as Texas Senate and House clash over private school voucher policies. Edward Mckinley, San Antonio Express-News, 24 May 2023 As the heat continues to build this week, nearly 150 high temperature records will be in jeopardy across the West. Jennifer Gray, CNN, 15 May 2023 Now, even the childbirth program at Iqaluit’s Qikiqtani General Hospital, where more than half of Nunavut women deliver, is in jeopardy, according to internal documents obtained by The Globe and Mail through an access-to-information request. Kelly Grant/the Globe And Mail (canada), San Francisco Chronicle, 15 May 2023 See More

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“In jeopardy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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