saved by the bell

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In a boxing or wrestling match or similar competition, spared from being counted out by the referee by the ringing of the bell which concludes the round.
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Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'saved by the bell':

saved by the bellRescued or favorably assisted by a timely interruption or by the sudden termination of difficult circumstances.
Saved by the BellSaved from trouble or any embarrassing situation at the last moment, just rescued from danger
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