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In a dangerous situation - thesaurus

Synonyms

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

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at-risk

adjective

in a situation where bad things can easily happen to you: used especially by social workers to describe children who are being treated badly by adults at home

at stake

likely to be lost or damaged if something fails

be in/out of the firing line

to be/not be in danger

if/when the balloon goes up

if or when a situation becomes very serious or dangerous

indefensible

adjective

impossible to protect against military attack

in extremis

adverb

formal in a very difficult or dangerous situation that needs to be dealt with immediately

in jeopardy

likely to be damaged or destroyed

insecure

adjective

able to be entered by force, or not well protected or firmly locked

in the jaws of something

in an extremely unpleasant emotional state or in a frightening, dangerous situation

on the line

at risk

perilously close to (doing) something

mainly literary at a point at which you nearly do something dangerous or unpleasant

(skating) on thin ice

doing something dangerous, or something that could have an unpleasant result

teetering on the brink/edge (of something)

in a situation in which something bad is very likely to happen

unguarded

adjective

an unguarded place or object is not watched or protected by anyone

wide open

not protected against something

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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