Definition of safety net
: something that provides security against misfortune or difficulty
Examples of safety net in a sentence
The program provides a safety net for people who have lost their jobs.
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SAFETY NET Defined for English Language Learners
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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