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.
- safety-net, adjective
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How to use safety net in a sentence
Your people will give it their best when they know a company is there as a safety net to support them through these really difficult times.Future of Work Forum recap: Coronavirus crisis forcing leadership to evolve | Digiday Editors | February 12, 2021 | Digiday
All these highlight the precarious nature of small scale farming and the need for better protections and safety nets to help mitigate the risk of trying to earn a livelihood.A Kenyan insurtech startup for de-risking farmers is expanding to Asia with new funding | Socrates Mbamalu | January 29, 2021 | Quartz
All of this presents an opportunity to fix a fundamental part of our safety net, one that’s been ignored for decades, according to Newman of the Altarum Institute.
She’s on the front lines, doing her best to scrape by, with no social safety net to bail her out.
The good news is that we know how to design that sort of safety net.The broken business model of Uber and Lyft is taking a heavy toll on society | matthewheimer | December 19, 2020 | Fortune
They are only here to reap the rewards of the American safety net (such as it is) and thereby raise your taxes.Ebola, ISIS, the Border: So Much to Fear, So Little Time! | Gene Robinson | November 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But as it takes away the safety net, their corpses wind up in fishing nets.
In my mind, the parameters you can set and monitor in the best way is to do it in the safety net of a competition.
However, such crypto-libertarianism is countered by a very strong belief in the need for government to provide a safety net.
The establishment of a social safety net is the most profoundly religious action a government can take.
The entitlement programs that make up our safety net for the truly needy have worthy goals and many deserving recipients.
Yet, right or wrong, hasn't the war stretched a little the safety net of our democracy?One Man in His Time | Ellen Glasgow
Only there was this difference—there was no safety net below him.Joe Strong The Boy Fire-Eater | Vance Barnum
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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