throw a lifeline to
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 a lifeline to (or throw someone a lifeline)provide someone with a means of escaping from a difficult situation.
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