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English definition of “safety net”

safety net

noun [C]
 
 
SYSTEM a plan or system that will help you if you get into a difficult situation: Legal aid provides a safety net for people who can't afford a lawyer.Safe and secure
NET a net that will catch someone if they fall from a high placeCarnival, fairground and circusSafe and secure
(Definition of safety net from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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