safety in numbers


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safety in numbers

safety achieved by being concealed in or united with large numbers of people or other creatures. We stayed close together, thinking that there was safety in numbers. The elderly people went out together for a walk, knowing that there was safety in numbers.
See also: number, safety

(there is) safety in numbers

being in a group reduces risk We stuck together because we were new in the city and felt there was safety in numbers.
See also: number, safety
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