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security blanket

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsecurity blanketseˈcurity ˌblanket noun [countable]  1 DHTa piece of material that a child likes to hold, to comfort himself or herself2 something that you have had for a long time, and that you use to make yourself feel less anxious
Examples from the Corpus
security blanketAll these controls can be turned off, but they do form a comforting security blanket.The veil was her security blanket.Tokyo was my security blanket, the only stability I had known.A friend knitted me a fabulous Nordic jumper, which immediately took on the status of security blanket.Computer customers no longer need the security blanket of a brand name.
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