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lifeline

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈlaɪflaɪn/
something that will help a person, organization, or country to continue to exist or operate in the same way: The government is going to throw a lifeline to the troubled motor industry. They won what amounted to an economic lifeline that allowed Britain to pay for food, fuel, and other essentials.
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