life saver

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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
References in classic literature ?
Wherefore, it was necessary to organize gangs of life-savers, who patrolled the streets to pick up drunken men from where they fell in the snow and where an hour's sleep would be fatal.
THE British Red Cross is holding an open evening for potential life-savers interested in providing first aid at public events in the West Midlands.
Full story - Page 5 most trusted news brand in the business life-savers A CLECKHEATON company has raised more than PS18,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Safety belt use among truck drivers ranges from 10 to 70% in European countries, with an average of 50% of drivers using the life-savers.
The Great Western Pub in Warwick is set to rock next month to raise money for life-savers at the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.
SIX volunteer life-savers are preparing to hit the heights to raise funds for their organisation.
RED Cross members from all over the country battle it out this weekend for top-billing as life-savers.
The annual event is personally supported by Prime Minister Tony Blair, who hosts a yearly reception at Downing Street for life-savers from around the country.
BT say the vast majority now run at a loss, but people living in the countryside argue that many kiosks are potential life-savers, especially in areas where mobile signals are unobtainable.
With this in mind, Bro Taf Health Authority and Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council are appealing to residents to become life-savers.
Tums, that product we first snuck from our parents' pockets thinking that it was a tasty peppermint, has now introduced Tums in five flavors - a perfect connection to boomer memories of five-flavor Life-Savers.
Harder candies like Life-Savers and lollipops are better than stick-to-the-teeth licorices, taffies, or caramels, which are Cavity City.
As a power user for the last year, I thought previous versions of AdManager were life-savers, but I save a significant amount of time due to the new single-screen campaign setup, campaign templates and email reporting scheduler found in AdManager V6.
A COURSE is being offered in Nuneaton for people who want to become fully recognised life-savers.
The Royal Humane Society - whose president is Princess Alexandra - was set up by doctors and is the leading UK organisation responsible for honouring life-savers.