a large net rigged between a person, as a trapeze performer, and the ground as protection in a fall.
something that provides a margin of protection or security: the safety net of federal credit for financial institutions.
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Origin of safety net
First recorded in 1945–50
OTHER WORDS FROM safety netsafety-net, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for safety net
Similarly, his call for capping spending at 20 percent of GDP also would mean deep cuts in safety-net programs.
British Dictionary definitions for safety net
a net used in a circus to catch high-wire and trapeze artistes if they fall
any means of protection from hardship or loss, such as insurance
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