in jeopardy

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

jeopardy play
  1. : exposure to or imminence of death, loss, or injury : danger

  2. : the danger that an accused person is subjected to when on trial for a criminal offense


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