Safety-net meaning

A large net for catching one that falls or jumps, as from a circus trapeze.
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A guarantee, as of professional, physical, or financial security.

The safety net of a generous pension plan.

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A net suspended as beneath circus aerialists to catch them if they fall.
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Any protection against failure or loss.
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A large net placed horizontally beneath performing aerialists such as trapeze artists or tightrope walkers, intended to catch a performer who falls and to protect him or her from harm.
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(figuratively, by extension) Anything, such as a governmental program, that provides security against extreme disadvantage or misfortune.
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