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security blanket

noun [C]  us   /sɪˈkjʊər·ɪ·t̬i ˌblæŋ·kɪt/
a small blanket (= bed cover) sometimes carried by a child to provide a feeling of safety A security blanket is also anything that you use or keep to make you feel safe: Having my brother at the same college gave me the security blanket I needed to leave home.
Translations of “security blanket”
in Chinese (Traditional) 安樂毯, 給嬰兒(或幼兒)安全感之物…
in Chinese (Simplified) 安乐毯, 给婴儿(或幼儿)安乐感之物…
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