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come to sb's rescue

This page is about the collocation come to sb's rescue

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to save someone or something from danger or failure

For example

  • She was drowning, but luckily her big brother came to her rescue.

  • The banks were in trouble, but governments came to their rescue with generous handouts.

Note:
Also "come to the rescue"

Quick Quiz

They came to my rescue because

a. I was in trouble

b. I was saving them

c. they were in trouble

Contributor: Matt Errey