jeopardy \ ˈje-pər-dē \ noun
: a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
The word jeopardy has appeared in 342 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on March 24 in “Miami Beach Opened Up and the Revelers Flocked In. Then Came the Crackdown.” by Michael Majchrowicz and Audra D. S. Burch:
After driving two hours from his home in Montgomery, Ala., to Atlanta to catch a flight to Miami with friends, TJ Ray, 32, learned their vacation trip to South Beach was suddenly in jeopardy.
News had reached them that city officials were cracking down — and hard — on large groups of tourists. They had shelled out hundreds on flights and an Airbnb, and now city officials were on national newscasts announcing they would be imposing a mandatory curfew.
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