fraught with peril

fraught with peril

Very unsafe or risky. A trip to that part of town at night would be fraught with peril—why risk it? The villagers warned that our journey through the Carpathian Mountains would be fraught with peril.
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fraught with danger/peril

Very risky indeed. Fraught with means “full of ” and is rarely used today except in the sense of something undesirable. The expression, a cliché since the nineteenth century, first appeared in print in 1576 as “fraught with difficulties”; the precise cliché was first cited by the OED as appearing in 1864 in H. Ainsworth’s Tower of London: “This measure . . . is fraught with danger.”
See also: danger, fraught, peril
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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