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In a dangerous situation

unprotected

adjective

in danger of being harmed, damaged, attacked, or infected because you do not have suitable protection

vulnerable

adjective

a thing, person, or place that is vulnerable is easy to attack

at risk

in a situation in which something unpleasant or dangerous could happen to you

exposed

adjective

not protected from attack

under threat

likely to be harmed or damaged

at the mercy of

in a situation that is controlled by someone or something with the power to harm you

undefended

adjective

not guarded or watched

insecure

adjective

capable of being lost or taken from you at any time

playing with fire

doing something dangerous or risky that could cause lots of problems for you

in harm’s way

in a dangerous situation

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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sandwich woman

a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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