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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In effect, the qualifying words "of life or limb" have been written out of the Fifth Amendment, and the Clause should now more aptly state, "nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of [any punishment].
108) In the course of his motion, though, Benson commented that he understood that Madison's proposal was intended to establish the principle that no man's life should be more than once put in jeopardy for the same offense.
Although the record of subsequent debates in the Senate is even more sparse, the Senate Journal reveals that a motion was passed to strike out the words "except in case of impeachment, to more than one trial, or one punishment" and substitute the words "be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb by any public prosecution.
When, in a constitutional sense, can a person be said to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb?
And further, as part of the same discussion, he reiterated that, "the maxim applies only to offences where the party is put in jeopardy of "life or limb", which the defendant clearly is not upon an indictment for mere misdemeanors.
In contrast, the constitutions of ten states provided that no person shall be twice put in jeopardy for the same offense;(169) five states used language stating that no person shall, after acquittal, be tried for the same offense;(170) a number of states used the less restrictive terms "life or liberty;"(171) and two states, Minnesota and Wisconsin, provided that "no person for the same offence shall be put twice in jeopardy of punishment.
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.