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safety netnoun [C usually sing]

 /ˈseɪf·ti ˌnet/
something, esp. a government program, that protects or helps people: Unemployment insurance is a safety net for people who lose their jobs.
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safety netnoun [C]

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FINANCE, GOVERNMENT, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY a system or plan for helping people, companies, etc. that are having problems, especially financial problems: The ability to declare bankruptcy is one of the oldest safety nets that the government provides working people. The state set up a safety net for those who can't afford health insurance.social/financial safety net In the old days, when there was no adequate social safety net, parents regarded having a son as making an investment for their old age. a welfare/health/government safety net
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“safety net” in British English

A bunch of stuff about plurals
A bunch of stuff about plurals
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