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safety valve

An activity that one does to release strong feelings (such as stress) in a healthy or positive way. Golf has become my safety valve—when I'm really stressed about work, I make sure to schedule a tee time.
See also: safety
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He said: "It was a safety valve I guess for my future.
It appears the bombers had no idea there was a safety valve attached to the cylinders.
We feel very strongly that a safety valve of some sort is needed,'' said Linda Adams, secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency.
Following the accident, laboratory tests were carried out to simulate conditions where a safety valve could be prevented from lifting at its set pressure due to adhesion between the valve head and its seat.
Fifth, the merger and acquisition safe harbor provides a safety valve for SLOBs that are acquired through certain mergers and acquisitions -- a common occurrence in the U.
It is due to that long lineage of in-house innovation that allows Furmanite to offer a Safety Valve Repair Solution that is unmatched in quality, safety and cost-efficiency.
flow which is the highest flow rate with external springs, the elimination of a safety valve nozzle, the elimination of deflection or pneumatic tools for assembly and disassembly of the valve and thus enhancing worker safety, reduced new car construction costs, reduced maintenance cost with no costly detours to repair facilities and price competitive.