a safety net

a safety net

Something that someone has in case of potential problems, often financial ones. With the unpredictability of freelance work, I always make sure I have money in my savings account as a safety net.
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.