Save-by-the-bell meaning

(boxing, wrestling) In a boxing or wrestling match or similar competition, to ring the bell which concludes the round and thereby to prevent a competitor who has been knocked down from being counted out by the referee.
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(idiomatic, by extension) To rescue or favorably assist (someone) by means of a timely interruption or the sudden termination of difficult circumstances.
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