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come to (someone's) rescue

To help someone in trouble. The phrase can be used for both serious and trivial situations. Thank goodness the lifeguard came to my rescue; otherwise, I might have drowned! Thanks for the notes! You totally came to my rescue after I missed so many classes.
See also: come, rescue

come to (someone's or something's) rescue

to rescue or save someone or something. The paramedics came to our rescue at once. A big donor came to the college's rescue.
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rescue someone or something from someone or something

to save or liberate someone or something from someone or something. I hoped that someone would come and rescue me from this boring person. Nothing can rescue us from the ravages of time.
See also: rescue
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On a light day at Zuma last week, lifeguards rescued swimmers at an average rate of one every 10 minutes.
On 29 January, two rescue swimmers from HS-14 rescued two VFA-102 Naval Aviators who ejected from their F/A-18F Super Hornet during an arrested landing aboard Kitty Hawk (CV 63).
I'd sure want to know that I'm going to be rescued if I'm in trouble," he says.
LeftBehindK9Rescue, Rescued Hearts Northwest, Size Small Dog Rescue, and Dachshund Rescue Team welcome these dogs, provide temporary foster homes, and then act quickly to get them adopted into permanent, loving homes.
Two girls who fell into the Pacoima Wash on Saturday sit with firefighters from Fire Engine Company 98, the crew that rescued the cousins caught in a 20-mph current.
rescued the captain of a 96-foot shrimp vessel, Alexander G, 150 miles southwest of New Orleans.
One of the first animal rescue agencies on the ground in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the League rescued more than 1400 pets from the region.
Along with a Coast Guard HU-25 Falcon and C-130 Hercules, the Sea King reported to the scene where a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission patrol boat rescued the pilot from the water and brought him ashore.
Others represented equally touching tales, including a dog covered with chemical burns from the floodwaters, and a cat rescued by its dedicated owner, a retiree who sneaked back into town to reclaim his kitty, some cat toys and none of his own possessions.
They were rescued as a result of the combined efforts of state and federal mine rescue agencies and hundreds of volunteers and workers.
Rescue swimmers from HS-11 on board Enterprise (CVN 65) rescued two injured crewmen from separate fishing vessels on the southeast coast of the U.
Rodeo is a 500-pound male manatee rescued in May 2004 off Merritt island, Florida after becoming entangled in a crab trap and fishing line.
Owners looking for their pets or those looking to adopt a pit bull rescued from the hurricane area should log on to www.
July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Public interest in visiting the site where nine miners were rescued from the Quecreek Mine two years ago continues to grow, according to Bill Arnold, the owner of Dormel Farms, where the rescue took place.
On 7 March members of HSL-37 embarked aboard Crommelin (FFG 37) rescued several fishermen from the fishing vessel Don Teo in the eastern Pacific, 250 nautical miles from land.