a safety net

a safety net

a system or arrangement that helps you if you have problems, especially financial problems (often + for ) The hardship fund provides a safety net for students who run out of money before they've completed their course.
See also: net, safety
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We are creating a safety net for the professional athlete," said Bando, who was the starting third baseman for the Oakland A's during their World Series Championship years of 1973-75.