in jeopardy

in jeopardy

In danger or at risk; imperiled. The recent scandal put her hopes of election in jeopardy. The company's entire future is in jeopardy if we can't find more investors.
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in jeopardy

to be at risk; to be at peril. John puts himself in jeopardy every time he goes skydiving. I was in jeopardy when my car broke down on the deserted road.
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An Assassin is not in jeopardy when tried in California.
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.
Madame," said he, in a grave tone, still partaking something of the timid child, "monsieur le cardinal will tell you that during my minority the affairs of France were in jeopardy, -- and that if I had been older, and obliged to take sword in hand, it would sometimes have been for the evening meal.
Now, I longed to see the inside of a ship more than words can tell; but I was not going to put myself in jeopardy, and I told him my uncle and I had an appointment with a lawyer.
One of the latest is by the head of the NHS, Simon Stevens, who claims that an out vote would put the organization in jeopardy.
One of the latest is by the head of the NHS, Mr Simon Stevens, who claims that an out vote would put the organisation in jeopardy.
This has put the service in jeopardy and the staff have been very upset by it.
If the IRS believes that the collection of an unassessed liability is in jeopardy, it may take steps to begin collection proceedings without following the normal assessment and collection procedures (see Internal Revenue Manual (IRM) [section] 5.
Lambert insists he never feared hiring such a highprofile assistant would leave his own job in jeopardy.
The 99W Drive-In has become one of five drive-in theaters no longer in jeopardy of closing its doors thanks to Honda's Project Drive-In.
And sadly the news has put the I Will Wait boys' dates at Dublin's Phoenix Park and Glastonbury in jeopardy.
rather it was an explosive break-in, bursting with such violence and fury that those inside had no doubts that their lives were in jeopardy.
16) Modern jurists would likely conclude that the protection against being twice placed in jeopardy is fundamental to our contemporary understanding of the rule of law that protects individual rights against state despotism.
A BOOTLE business which was put in jeopardy by a double-burglary has been praised by a government minister.
Shaffer, Chief Justice Thomas McKean of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania instructed a grand jury, "[B]y the law it is declared that no man shall be twice put in jeopardy for the same offence.