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to be (held) liable for (sthg): to be (held) responsible for (sthg)
to be liable for damages to be financially responsible for costs caused by legal injury or loss

(he's) liable (to quit if this continues): (he's) likely (to quit if this continues)
The expression Be liable to gives the idea of permanent risk:

This company is liable to go bankrupt if its sales continue to drop. There is a serious possibility of this happening if the situation continues.
Even Mary is liable to get fired. If she doesn't change her ways, it's highly likely that she will be dismissed.


  • "In the event of an accident, if someone files a claim against you, you could be liable for thousands of dollars in damages."
  • "- International Cosmetics Supply Center cannot be held liable for any harm caused to your person by the products provided."
  • "Bethany : If this case ends up going to court, your client will be liable for all attorney fees and court costs."
  • "Delavigne can't be held liable for any damage incurred by drinking our perfumes."

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