from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A risky position; danger: a place for the children that is out of harm's way; ships that sail into harm's way.
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- n. A place or course of danger.
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But our very strong advise to Mr Dorney would be he should not do anything which would cause himself to be put in harm's way and he should follow the requests or the instruction of the Fiji authorities, however so obnoxious he might regard those to be, because they are impinging upon his capacity to do his job as a journalist.
"And I know none of our viewers want these brave legionnaires to be put in harm's way by a careless word or holo image."
A Midway EA-1F was clobbered by AAA in April of that year, and the valuable ECM birds were kept out of harm's way as much as possible thereafter.