One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A list of those who are dangerously ill in hospital.‘he is now off the danger list’‘the 28-year-old is still on the danger list’figurative ‘languages such as Navajo are on the danger list’
- ‘A critically injured man is off the danger list and hopefully on his way to a full recovery, thanks to the prompt action of the medical team.’
- ‘The 28-year-old from Scarborough, who is still on the danger list, underwent emergency surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain and, despite showing positive signs at first, there has since been no change.’
- ‘None were on the danger list, according to a hospital spokesperson.’
- ‘The only survivor of the horrific crash was initially described as being in a critical condition but, as the day progressed, it was reported that he was off the danger list.’
- ‘He had emergency treatment for a head injury, but is understood to be off the danger list.’
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