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life saver

Someone or something that provides crucial help in a difficult situation. The term is almost always applied to situations that are not literally life-threatening. You're a real life-saver for coming over and fixing my flat tire. The knife I brought on the camping trip turned out to be a life saver when we realized we had forgotten a can opener.
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All in all, RC Cola-Army destroyed Generika in attacks, 48-31, with veteran setter Tina Salak dishing out 23 of the teams' 28 total against the combined 17 by the Life Savers.
These situations are examples of scenarios included in the Life Savers game Atos has developed in collaboration with its Dutch partner IJsfontein.
Having been a professional driver for many years and having seen the deaths of nine people through speeding and blatant dangerous driving, I can never argue with any form of preventive life savers, which include speed cameras.
Meanwhile, Life Savers Mints recently introduced two new flavors: strawberry/apple and cherry/lemonade, while Life Savers Gummies Island Fruits were introduced in four fruit flavors.
Thomas is one of 12 nominees for the Vodafone Life Savers award.
There are just two days left to nominate for a Life Savers Award unsung heroes in the North-East who have helped make a difference to life.
A Solihull air ambulance volunteer has been hailed a hero at a national life savers award after he saved a woman who 'died' three times after a car accident.
PC Phil Barrow, 37, and his colleague PC Lynne Davies 31, have been named 'National Life Savers' in the annual Vodafone Life Savers Awards.
The Vodafone Life Savers Awards honour Britain's most inspiring rescue stories.
Featuring the authentic flavors and rainbow colors of the iconic confection, the Popsicles are made to resemble a Life Savers 5 Flavor Roll on a stick.
TO COINCIDE with the Life Savers Awards 2005, Vodafone is launching a national campaign urging everyone in Britain to store next of kin details in their mobile phones.
Wrigley's gums are already checkstand mainstays, but the company added popular lines of mints, hard candies and roll candies to its roster with last year's purchase of the Altoids and Life Savers brands from Kraft Foods Inc.
A search is on to find the bravest of the brave for the 2005 Vodafone Life Savers Awards.
Special Life Savers Awards campaign ( which honours men and women who have saved a life in extraordinary circumstances ( has been launched.
In November, Kraft agreed to sell its Life Savers and Altoids candy and mint businesses to Wm.