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security blanket

Something that dispels anxiety, as in I always carry my appointments calendar; it's my security blanket. This colloquial term, dating from about 1960, was at first (and still is) used for the blanket or toy or other object held by a young child to reduce anxiety.
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To extend the metaphor into the current eurozone context, the Stability and Growth Pact may be the ECB's and EC's security blanket about fiscal developments, but as with Linus' blanket in the "Peanuts" comic strip, its only service may be as a psychological comfort, not as a source of actual security itself.
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Clinton is the first President in more than forty years without the ideological security blanket of the Cold War.
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