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life-saver

noun [C] uk   /ˈlaɪfˌseɪ.vər/ us    /-vɚ/

life-saver noun [C] (HELP)

someone or something that gives you a lot of help when you are in a very difficult situation: When you're stuck in traffic, a mobile phone's an absolute life-saver.

life-saver noun [C] (WATER)

Australian English a person on a beach or at a swimming pool whose job is to make certain that the swimmers are safe and save them if they are in danger
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in Chinese (Traditional) 水, 救生員…
in Chinese (Simplified) 水, 救生员…
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