Definition of danger zone in English:

danger zone

noun

  • 1An area in which there is a high risk of harm, especially where this risk has been officially identified.

    ‘this is a danger zone where any one of us can step on a landmine’
    ‘nuclear reactors in Europe have danger zones of 800 meters in radius’
    • ‘The danger zones can be plotted on a PDA or mobile phone.’
    • ‘One of the most powerful essays details the trauma and dilemma of mothers in danger zones.’
    • ‘We go into the danger zones and clear the beach, make it safe for habitation, then they send us to the next place.’
    • ‘The 6km radius of the volcano has been declared a permanent danger zone.’
    • ‘The danger zone is where children are at greatest risk of not being seen by the bus driver.’
    • ‘Making the film was also a test for him, as he had not only spent ample time with a man likely responsible for merciless atrocities, but remained in the danger zone during the height of hostilities.’
    • ‘The very fact that people choose to live in this earthquake danger zone serves as further evidence of their sense of risk and adventure.’
    • ‘Hundreds of families are camped out at the edge of the mined danger zone, waiting for the chance to go home.’
    • ‘He decides to clue himself up as how best to travel to danger zones, where genocide and death are endemic.’
    • ‘If they don't play along, they are killed by the army and if they are found in certain danger zones, they are dispatched by detonating explosive devises implanted in neckbraces.’
    1. 1.1 A situation that is hazardous or controversial.
      ‘he's moving and he's conscious—at least for now he's out of the danger zone’
      ‘remuneration levels for individual shareholders is another potential danger zone’
      • ‘There's no obvious and immediate value in these shares at the moment, an absolute necessity for those venturing in this stock market danger zone.’
      • ‘If the side can continue to show the fighting spirit of recent weeks they have every chance of sneaking out of the danger zone.’
      • ‘The medicine can get you out of the danger zone.’
      • ‘Those in the danger zone are individuals whose finances are extremely fine-tuned, who barely manage to meet their commitments each month.’
      • ‘Irresistibly drawn to the corporate world's danger zones, he is in perpetual motion, working for the largest and most powerful companies seven days a week, 365 days a year.’
      • ‘There are exemptions to the Federal Wiretap Act that could be applied to some honeypot configurations, but they still leave many hacker traps in a legal danger zone.’
      • ‘As the very model of a major general, he strutted his stuff very amusingly while never straying into pantomime danger zone.’
      • ‘My cholesterol level is out of the danger zone and I feel better than I have in years.’
      • ‘This may gradually drag the inflation rate out of the danger zone—particularly if companies find they can pass the recent increases in raw material prices through into consumer prices.’