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*at risk

in a situation where there is risk or hazard; in danger. (*Typically: be ~; put someone or something ~.) I refuse to put my family's welfare at risk by quitting my job. Your whole future is at risk if you don't stop smoking.
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at risk

1. In danger, as in Their house's location on the San Andreas Fault puts them at risk in the next major earthquake . [c. 1900]
2. Legally responsible to pay for loss or damage, as in If he can't keep up with the insurance premiums, he is at risk for any liability claims on the property . [Late 1700s]
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at risk

In an endangered state, especially from lack of proper care: unsupervised children who are at risk of dropping out of school.
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However, it is important to recognize that this type of federal "intervention" does not place taxpayer funds at risk.
The company's portfolio net interest income at risk measure will disclose the sensitivity of Fannie Mae's net interest income to an immediate 50 basis point increase or decrease in interest rates and an immediate 25 basis point increase or decrease in the slope of yield curve.
The KOPS service offers default probability estimation for client business counterparties, credit -adjusted value at risk, and credit-adjusted valuation produced by the KRM-cr module.
Yet, unless all access to storage is completely severed, it remains at risk of becoming a target for attackers.
Although Americans who perceive themselves to be at risk for HIV or who have engaged in high-risk behaviors are more likely than others to have ever been tested, substantial proportions of individuals in either of these categories--39% of whites, 35% of similar Hispanics and 26% of blacks-have never been tested for the virus.
If your network doesn't work, your entire organization is at risk.
The attendees at risk management meetings should be limited to key fact-finders and decision-makers.
Companies are using value at risk or VAR (effect of unlikely events in normal markets), and stress testing (effect of plausible events in abnormal markets) methodologies to measure the potential impact of the financial risks they face.