in jeopardy

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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.

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