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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