safety net

noun
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of safety net

: something that provides security against misfortune or difficulty

Examples of safety net in a Sentence

  1. The program provides a safety net for people who have lost their jobs.

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First Known Use of safety net

1877


SAFETY NET Defined for English Language Learners

safety net

noun

Definition of safety net for English Language Learners

  • : a net that is placed below acrobats to catch them if they fall

  • : something that helps someone who is in a difficult situation


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