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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.
See also: life
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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.
You may discover the orange Life Saver, the second disease, through the students reading names, or you can ask the student with this color to stand and begin the process again.
Send your nomination to Vodafone Life Savers Awards, The Journal, Groat Market, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1ED or liz.
State University decided to learn once and for all just what causes Wint-O-Green Life Savers and pink (wintergreen) Necco Wafers to flash when crushed.
Omniflight will have on display one of four of their Alabama Life Saver helicopters used in the daily transport of patients across the state.
All three have been nominated for a Vodafone Life Savers Award in recognition of their role in rescuing people.
Equally, our winning life saver could be a member of the public who has shown outstanding courage or initiative when confronted with a life-threatening emergency.
Committed to educating the public, Fischer joined Operation Life Saver in 1994.
We have joined up with Vodafone for this year's Life Savers Awards ( a search for people who have saved the life of another in extraordinary circumstances.
BenefitsCheckUp can be a life saver for many of these people and their caregivers.
E[acute accent]--Stab vests to protect jailers at the Douglas County Sheriff's Department; E[acute accent]--Project Life Saver, a Douglas Police Department program to help locate missing Alzheimer's patients; E[acute accent]--A smokehouse the Woodstock Fire Department will use to fire safety tips to children; E[acute accent]--Child identification kits for homeless residents distributed by the Paulding County Sheriff's Department
Robert Colley, a preacher in Round Rock, TX, says, "I use Verse Search every week; it's a life saver.
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.