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Meaning of 危在旦夕

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wēi zài dàn
in imminent peril (idiom); on the brink of crisis
Example Sentences
1
I was in danger, so I cried out loudly.
2
There is a great deal of money at stake because of his poor decision.
3
I just hadn't realised how endangered the community was and this whole culture could simply die, disappear.
4
The security and stability of each nation and all peoples -- our prosperity, our health, and our safety -- are in jeopardy.
5
Mr Bewley also found that psychological resistance to pay cuts melts when the employer' s survival is at stake.