in harm's way


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in harm's way

In a place, condition, or situation that might result in one's harm or peril. We need to evacuate right away—too many bystanders are still in harm's way. Geez, the kids aren't in harm's way or anything—stop being so overprotective.
See also: way

*in harm's way

Fig. liable to be harmed; subject to potential causes of harm. (*Typically: be ~; get ~; put someone ~.) Soldiers are expected to know what to do when they are in harm's way.
See also: way