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lifesaver

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Swimming
lifesaverlife‧sav‧er /ˈlaɪfseɪvə $ -ər/ noun [countable]  1 HELPsomeone or something that helps you avoid a difficult or unpleasant situation A microwave oven can be a real lifesaver when you’re pressed for time.2 someone or something that prevents you from dying The seat belt is the biggest single lifesaver in cars.3 DSSa lifeguard
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lifesaverHis benefits as the spouse of an airline employee would be a lifesaver.The company's day care service has been a lifesaver for many parents.He kicked off, towing his burden like a lifesaver.DeCicco calls the operation a lifesaver.Surely such a conscientious accomplishment should prove a lifesaver for thousands of animals throughout the world.Another lifesaver, BobWestcott, remained on duty at the station, but watched through his telescope.This led into a couple of summers acting as a professional lifesaver during summer vacations from Sheffield University.The camaraderie was a psychic lifesaver.The seat belt is the biggest single lifesaver in cars.
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