From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
2: support that enables people to survive or to continue doing something (often by providing an essential connection); "the airlift provided a lifeline for Berlin"; "she offered me a lifeline in my time of grief"
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