put in jeopardy


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put someone or something in(to) jeopardy

to put someone or something into danger. What you just said puts Bill into jeopardy. It puts his plans in jeopardy.
See also: jeopardy, put
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The safety of the astronauts would be put in jeopardy if the shuttle maintenance were put off for years, or if the project were moved to Florida.
nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb.
be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb.
Commissioners said rebidding the contract would put in jeopardy millions of dollars in additional rent to the city, as well as capital improvements for the 2002 season.
The court, however, has long interpreted the text of the Fifth Amendment, which provides that no person shall ``be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb,'' as applying to multiple punishments as well as multiple prosecutions.
The 11th-hour move put in jeopardy the outcome of a final vote on the minimum-wage issue, which has bogged down the House and tied the Senate in knots for weeks.