Definition of “saved by the bell” - English Dictionary

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“saved by the bell” in British English

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saved by the bell

something that you say when a difficult situation ends suddenly before you have to do or say something that you do not want to:

Luckily my bus arrived before I had time to reply. Saved by the bell.

(Definition of “saved by the bell” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)