Definition of safety net noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    safety net

    BrE BrE//ˈseɪfti net//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈseɪfti net//
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  1. 1an arrangement that helps to prevent disaster if something goes wrong a financial safety net people who have fallen through the safety net and ended up homeless on the streets
  2. 2a net placed underneath acrobats, etc. to catch them if they fall
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: safety net