Given how that turned out, Burke might be leery of potentially repeating the same mistake with Greenblatt.
The business has ground to a standstill as hair suppliers in other parts of Ukraine are leery of coming to the capital.
The medical staff were at first leery of treating her for fear of Ebola.
The UCI has promised to consider such options, although some critics are leery.
Many were leery of sending their children to school before they were sure it was completely safe.
There was a sort of leery look about it, and it seemed to me as if she had just picked you out and meant to have you.
Their emotions are mostly expressed by indeterminable, leery grins.
The "Friend" will give you a lot of advertising to place for them, for they are always "leery" of competition.
She was entirely frigid or else so leery of men that she might as well have been one herself.
But be leery that we don't get stuck for non-performance: which we can't afford.
"untrusting, suspicious, alert," 1718, originally slang, with -y (2), and perhaps from dialectal lere "learning, knowledge" (see lore), or from leer (v.) in some now-obscure sense. OED suggests connection with archaic leer (adj.) "empty, useless," a general Germanic word (cf. German leer, Dutch laar), of unknown origin.
Untrusting; suspicious; wary: He was leery of toting so much money/ Cheyfitz and Farrell exchanged leery glances
[1718+; probably fr British dialect lere, ''learning, knowledge'']