safety/strength in numbers

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of safety/strength in numbers

used to say that people are safer/stronger when they are together in a group

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

strength play
  1. : the quality or state of being strong : capacity for exertion or endurance

  2. : power to resist force : solidity, toughness

  3. : power of resisting attack : impregnability

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


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