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security blanket

noun [C] uk   us  
a soft object such as a small piece of cloth or a toy that is very familiar to a baby or young child and makes him or her feel safe something that makes you feel safe or confident
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…
(Definition of security blanket from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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