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come to (someone's) rescue

To help someone in trouble. The phrase can be used for both serious and trivial situations. Thank goodness the lifeguard came to my rescue; otherwise, I might have drowned! Thanks for the notes! You totally came to my rescue after I missed so many classes.
See also: come, rescue

come to (someone's or something's) rescue

to rescue or save someone or something. The paramedics came to our rescue at once. A big donor came to the college's rescue.
See also: come, rescue

rescue someone or something from someone or something

to save or liberate someone or something from someone or something. I hoped that someone would come and rescue me from this boring person. Nothing can rescue us from the ravages of time.
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References in classic literature ?
And what effect it might have upon the future of the balance of the rescuing expedition I could not even guess.
One evening a terrific uproar arose in the barracks, and Sheldon, aided by Joan's sailors, succeeded in rescuing two women whom the blacks were beating to death.
Without recalling all the hardships we have suffered for the last two years--the destruction, first of one of our ships, then of the other; the death of some of our bravest and best companions; the vain battles we have been fighting with the ice and snow, and boundless desolation of these inhospitable regions--without dwelling on these things, it is my duty to remind you that this, the last place in which we have taken refuge, is far beyond the track of any previous expedition, and that consequently our chance of being discovered by any rescuing parties that may be sent to look after us is, to say the least of it, a chance of the most uncertain kind.
Leading the way in all good actions, the bailiff led the way in rescuing the passengers and crew of the lost ship.
The latter spent most of his time out at soak in pale-green snow storms, busy with a nickel-plated revolver, rescuing aged strangers from villains.
gallantly rescuing a drowning person, that, being asked the meaning of
I know I'm making a mess of rescuing you, but I can't get head nor tail of the situation.
If there is not some change for the better in your life in a few days' time, Sir Patrick will find out a way of his own--lawful or not, he doesn't care--for rescuing you from the dreadful position in which you are placed, and Arnold (with my full approval) will help him.
Indeed their caution was quite unnecessary; for the poor unfortunate Helen, the fatal cause of all the bloodshed, was entirely taken up in endeavouring to conceal her own face, and Jones was no less occupied in rescuing Partridge from the fury of Susan; which being happily effected, the poor fellow immediately departed to the pump to wash his face, and to stop that bloody torrent which Susan had plentifully set a-flowing from his nostrils.
This strategy was helpful in rescuing trapped victims from the debris and searching bodies from the site, DG Rescue added.
Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) is rescuing the flood affected people with its limited resources and also with the cooperation of other departments.
Nine Baywatch rescue boats, employed by the world's largest and most highly trained lifeguard service, ply 72 miles of California coast out to Catalina Island, rescuing swimmers, divers, fishermen, downed pilots and foundering vessels.
Trench Rescue Shoring from Speed Shore is the fastest, safest, most versatile means of rescuing victims trapped in excavation cave-ins.
Procedures for rescuing campers from a swamped canoe will differ from rescuing CITs in a turtled sailboat.