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Heaven protects children(, sailors,) and drunken men.

Prov. Children(, sailors,) and drunk(ard)s often escape being injured in dangerous situations. (Often used to express amazement that a child, sailor, or drunk person has escaped injury.) Jill: Did you hear? A little girl fell out of a second-floor window in our apartment building. Jane: Was she killed? Jill: She wasn't even hurt. Jane: Heaven protects children, sailors, and drunken men. Mike was so drunk he shouldn't even have been conscious, but he managed to drive home without hurting himself or anyone else; heaven protects children and drunkards.

protect someone or something against someone or something

 and protect someone or something from someone or something
to shield or preserve someone or something against someone or something. Please come along and protect us against muggers as we walk home. What will protect my car against thieves?
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Do they protect client data stored inside your networks or put it at risk?
Political risk insurance protects companies' investments in foreign countries from such perils as terrorism, war and governmental actions that interfere with the companies' business or investment.
Along with their aesthetic appeal, big trees have the capacity to help protect watersheds and restore aquifers, Woody vegetation, especially the spreading canopy of old-growth, reduces the amount of storm runoff and softens the force of heavy rains, allowing rainfall to slow down, seep in, infiltrate the soil, and recharge stream flows.
D)eveloping in children and youth an ethic of responsible choice and skills for appropriate behavior is foundational for all efforts to protect them.
Protects against: Measles, mumps, and rubella (also called German measles).
Through content scanning, the software protects against Internet-borne viruses and malicious code found in email, Internet downloads and ActiveX, Java and Java Script Applets, and viruses such as the recently discovered BubbleBoy.
The broader question is whether the ADA protects against discrimination on the basis of diagnosed but asymptomatic genetic conditions--those that have the potential to limit major life activities," said Miller.
Even when the showing has been made, however, the court "shall protect against disclosure of the mental impressions, conclusions, opinions, or legal theories of an attorney or other representative of a party concerning the litigation.
One of the more burdensome tasks confronting hospital administrators and defense counsel in hospital liability cases is attempting to protect sensitive or confidential information contained in hospital records.
Although no internal control system will protect the microcomputer completely from a determined and sophisticated user, some simple and inexpensive techniques can substantially reduce the likelihood of security breaches.
Individual servers typically communicate securely with the netHSM through the use of a local hardware authentication module, nToken[TM], which strongly authenticates connections and protects the network traffic.
Redundancy: Can you create multiple sets of backup media to protect your data?
ECD has developed unique patent-pending technologies that combine to form the Digital Armor solution that protects a product from its earliest transfer from design studio to design studio, internal and external product testing and review, mastering and replication and finally, protection for when the product is in the hands of the end-user.
This collection of automated tools and techniques enables developers to protect their application code against reverse engineering, tampering and automated attacks.