safety in numbers

Definition of safety in numbers

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

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

  3. : 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

Numbers play
  1. : the mainly narrative fourth book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture — see Bible Table


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