A risky position; danger: a place for the children that is out of harm's way; ships that sail into harm's way.
(plural harm's ways)
- A place or course of danger.
- He put his family out of harm's way.
- They put themselves in harm's way.
- This noun phrase is used almost exclusively as the object of prepositions, principally in, into, and out of, and from.
- Uncommonly, way is modified by determiners or adjectives or appears as object of a verb.
- Though this is a set phrase for most speakers, in literary use one may find it coordinated, as "in Ivan's and harm's way".