Definition of 'safety net'
Example sentences containing 'safety net'
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You get the safety net of village life without the claustrophobia. Times, Sunday Times (2015)And yes, the importance of a welfare safety net when times get tough. The Sun (2016)Like income protection insurance, it offers a financial safety net against ill health. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Now, that safety net is gone. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'safety net'
British English: safety net NOUN
A safety net is something that you can rely on to help you if you get into a difficult situation.
Welfare is the only real safety net for low-income workers.
- American English: safety net
- Brazilian Portuguese: rede de segurança
- Chinese: 安全保障
- European Spanish: red de seguridad
- French: filet de sécurité
- German: Sicherheitsnetz
- Italian: rete di protezione
- Japanese: 安全策
- Korean: 안전망
- European Portuguese: rede de segurança
- Spanish: red de seguridad
Definition of safety net from the Collins English Dictionary
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