Saved by the Bell

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Saved from trouble or any embarrassing situation at the last moment, just rescued from danger

Etymology:

  • The phrase originated from the famous sport boxing. If a boxer has been badly smacked down and when referee begin to count final 10, the bell sounds to suggest the end of fight or the round is over. So the injured boxer can now take a bit of rest he feels liberated for a while. Later in 20th century the phrase meant to get salvaged at the last minute from any awful situation or timely rescue from any trouble.
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A little child playing on the roof was just saved by the bell.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'Saved by the Bell':

saved by the bellIn 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.
saved by the bellRescued or favorably assisted by a timely interruption or by the sudden termination of difficult circumstances.
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