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throw a lifeline to (someone)

To give someone help or a means of dealing with a problematic or dangerous situation, especially if they are desperate or are unlikely to succeed on their own. The 12-month grace period is the IRS throwing a lifeline to companies and individuals whose taxes are in arrears.
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throw (one) a lifeline

To give someone help or a means of dealing with a problematic or dangerous situation, especially if they are desperate or are unlikely to succeed on their own. The 12-month grace period is the IRS throwing companies and individuals whose taxes are in arrears a lifeline. I could see that he was really upset about being late to the appointment, so I threw him a lifeline and rescheduled him for later that day.
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throw a lifeline to (or throw someone a lifeline)

provide someone with a means of escaping from a difficult situation.
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Eligibility could not be verified for 36% of Lifeline customers.
In April 2011, a new leadership team--including a new CEO, vice president of sales and technical services, chief financial officer and director of strategic planning and analysis--were brought to LifeLine to help overcome these hurdles.
Their plea follows a story in the Examiner in which Kirklees Council discussed the possibility of Lifeline moving to premises in New North road in 18 months' time.
Currently, the i-wireless Lifeline programme is only available to Ohio residents.
Some states have committed to stepping up their efforts to educate their lower-income population about Lifeline so they can stay connected.
Mr Herbert said: "We had no hesitation in recommending that the funds be given to Baby Lifeline as it is such a worthwhile cause.
The lifeline can be extended into the future as the client is invited to expand the life story in time through a variety of life roles.
A new patent-pending technology called Packetized Residential Lifeline (PRL) enables an emergency lifeline capability in the event of a power failure.
The other strong reason to keep my hand on the lifeline is to stay right with God.
All SNAP beneficiaries are eligible to take advantage of the Lifeline program, but most are unaware or unable to access its benefits.