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“security blanket” in British English

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security blanketnoun [ C ]

uk /sɪˈkjʊə.rɪ.ti ˌblæŋ.kɪt/ us /sɪˈkjʊr.ə.t̬i ˌblæŋ.kɪt/

(Definition of “security blanket” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“security blanket” in American English

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security blanketnoun [ C ]

us /sɪˈkjʊər·ɪ·t̬i ˌblæŋ·kɪt/

a small blanket (= bed cover) sometimes carried by a child to provide a feeling of safety

A security blanket is also anything that you use or keep to make you feel safe:

Having my brother at the same college gave me the security blanket I needed to leave home.

(Definition of “security blanket” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)