safety net

This page is about the collocation safety net

collocation pattern: noun + noun

Meaning

government programs that help people in trouble, esp. the poor, sick, unemployed, old, homeless, etc.

For example

  • Do we really want to live in a world without safety nets for people in need?

  • Unless rich people and big companies pay their fair share of tax, our safety nets will disappear.

Quick Quiz

Without safety nets, there'd be little support for

a. dangerous people

b. people who are safe

c. people needing help

Contributor: Matt Errey