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1. A large net for catching one that falls or jumps, as from a circus trapeze.
2. A guarantee, as of professional, physical, or financial security: the safety net of a generous pension plan.
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1. a net used in a circus to catch high-wire and trapeze artistes if they fall
2. any means of protection from hardship or loss, such as insurance
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a protective net suspended under a person working at a height.
2. something that provides protection or security.
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|Noun||1.||safety net - a guarantee of professional or financial security|
guarantee - an unconditional commitment that something will happen or that something is true; "there is no guarantee that they are not lying"
|2.||safety net - a large strong net to catch circus acrobats who fall or jump from a trapeze|
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