safety in numbers

Definition of safety in numbers

  1. :  a better chance of avoiding harm or danger in a group than when a person is alone

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the condition of being safe from undergoing or causing hurt, injury, or loss

    :  a device (as on a weapon or a machine) designed to prevent inadvertent or hazardous operation

    :  a situation in football in which a member of the offensive team is tackled behind its own goal line that counts two points for the defensive team — compare touchback

  1. :  to protect against failure, breakage, or accident

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