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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlifelinelife‧line /ˈlaɪflaɪn/ noun [countable]  1 DEPEND/IT DEPENDSsomething which someone depends on completelylifeline to The telephone is her lifeline to the rest of the world.lifeline for The organization has proved to be a lifeline for thousands of needy families.2 TTWa rope used for saving people in danger, especially at sea
Examples from the Corpus
lifelineThese are isolated places dependent for a lifeline on the road from Shiel Bridge and otherwise quite inaccessible overland by vehicles.Because I work at home, the telephone is like a lifeline to me.The older philosopher offers the young Nietzsche a lifeline between his scholarly avocation and the world outside.In the months ahead that link would prove a lifeline.His shock decision - on the eve of Labour's party conference - threw a lifeline to battered Premier John Major.The gaps in the Wall are the lifelines which sustain the régimes of the East and their ability to keep us divided.