place in jeopardy

place (someone or something) in jeopardy

To cause someone or something to be in a situation or scenario that could prove risky, dangerous, or damaging. The colossal failure of our latest product has placed the company's future in jeopardy. I hope you realize that you're placing your children in jeopardy by smoking inside the house like that.
See also: jeopardy, place

place someone or something in jeopardy

to put someone or something at risk. Do you realize that what you just said places all of us in jeopardy? She has placed the entire project in jeopardy.
See also: jeopardy, place