lifeline Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “lifeline” in the English Dictionary

"lifeline" in British English

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lifelinenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈlaɪf.laɪn/
something, ​especially a way of getting ​help, that you ​depend on to ​leadyourlife in a ​satisfactory way: For many ​oldpeopleliving on ​their own the ​phone is ​their lifeline to the ​outsideworld. a ​rope that is ​thrown to someone who is in the ​water, ​especially the ​sea, and is in ​danger
(Definition of lifeline from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lifeline" in American English

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lifelinenoun [C]

 us   /ˈlɑɪfˌlɑɪn/
something, esp. a way of getting ​help, on which you ​depend: Airplanes are this Alaskan town’s lifeline.
(Definition of lifeline from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"lifeline" in Business English

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lifelinenoun [C]

uk   us   /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.
(Definition of lifeline from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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