security blanket

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security blanket

n.
1. A blanket carried by a child to reduce anxiety.
2. Informal Something that dispels anxiety.

security blanket

n
1. a policy of temporary secrecy by police or those in charge of security, in order to protect a person, place, etc, threatened with danger, from further risk
2. a baby's blanket, soft toy, etc, to which a baby or young child becomes very attached, using it as a comforter
3. informal anything used or thought of as providing reassurance

secu′rity blan`ket


n.
1. a blanket carried by a child to provide reassurance.
2. any object that gives a feeling of security.
[1965–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.security blanket - anything that an adult person uses to reduce anxiety
thing - an entity that is not named specifically; "I couldn't tell what the thing was"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
2.security blanket - a blanket (or toy) that a child carries around in order to reduce anxiety
blanket, cover - bedding that keeps a person warm in bed; "he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep"
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