Synonyms for jeopardy
- on the line
- on the spot
- out on a limb
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR JEOPARDY
Now do be careful of yourself, pray do, and consider what jeopardy you might have stood in.
What was a boy's whiplash, that his resentment of it; should set all his future life in jeopardy?
I would not have those of your meinie brought into jeopardy for my cause.'
The astronomical endowment was soon in jeopardy by litigation.
They had volunteered to serve him, and put themselves in jeopardy for his sake.
That they were really in jeopardy is shown by an incident preserved by Mark alone.
And I looked at her with scrutiny and I said: I will help thee out of jeopardy.
His friend observed, "Do you know that I suspect our ship is in jeopardy?"
Their own lives would have been in jeopardy had they turned back.
If she declared against us, the whole force would be in jeopardy.
c.1300, ioparde (13c. in Anglo-French), from Old French jeu parti, literally "a divided game, game with even chances," from jeu "a game" (from Latin iocus "jest;" see joke (n.)) + parti, past participle of partir "to divide" (see part (v.)). Originally "a stratagem;" sense of "danger, risk" is late 14c.