|Category:||2. Subservience to ends; contingent subservience|
in danger; endangered; fraught with danger; dangerous, hazardous, perilous, parlous, periculous; unsafe, unprotected (safe, protect [more]); insecure, . untrustworthy; built upon.sand, on a sandy basis; wildcat., defenseless, fenceless, guardless, harborless; unshielded; vulnerable, expugnable, exposed; open to (liable)., aux abois, at bay; on the wrong side of the wall, on a lee shore, on the rocks., at stake, in question; precarious, critical, ticklish; slippery, slippy; hanging by a thread; with a halter round one's neck; between the hammer and the anvil, between Scylla and Charybdis, between a rock and a hard place, between the devil and the deep blue sea, between two fires; on the edge of a precipice, on the brink of a precipice, on the verge of a precipice, on the edge of a volcano; in the lion's den, on slippery ground, under fire; not out of the wood(s).
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