life saver

(redirected from life-savers)

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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
See also:
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.
LIFE-SAVERS Firefighters at Grenfell Tower this week
In a statement, the Highway Patrol Department said that the two-day campaign, held under the theme "A drop of blood equals life," aimed at restocking the blood bank and motivating people to become life-savers by volunteering to donate blood regularly.
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.
Merseyside Euro-MP Chris Davies has persuaded party front-benchers to earmark pounds 200,000 in tax relief for 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.
He and his brother, Taariq, had been in the water, acting as patients for three life-savers in a boat about 220 yards from shore.
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.
Harder candies like Life-Savers and lollipops are better than stick-to-the-teeth licorices, taffies, or caramels, which are Cavity City.