save someone's life

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Definition of save someone's life

1 : to stop (someone) from dying or being killed : to rescue (someone) who is in terrible danger She thanked the firefighters who saved her life.
2 informal : to help (someone) in an important way often used to thank someone for his or her helpThanks for covering for me. You really saved my life.

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“Save someone's life.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/save%20someone%27s%20life. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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