safety valve

NOUN
  1. a valve in a container in which pressure can build up (as a steam boiler); it opens automatically when the pressure reaches a dangerous level
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How To Use safety valve In A Sentence

  • Like a safety valve, it releases the pent-up pressures of our wired cacophony. Times, Sunday Times
  • The mass outflow is simply a 'safety valve' for the maintenance of the status quo. Mexifornia, a State of Becoming by Victor Davis Hanson
  • The West has always been a safety valve to siphon these so-called dregs of other nations out of populated areas and prevent any social or political unrest. Stands a Calder Man
  • That acts as a type of safety valve to divert the large deposits of retirees and others to other financial institutions, including shinkin banks. AMPONTAN
  • The rebound from the July wobbles owed something to the sterling safety valve. Times, Sunday Times
  • A safety valve releases any excess pressure once the air chamber has been filled to capacity.
  • The rebound from the July wobbles owed something to the sterling safety valve. Times, Sunday Times
  • Being able to express emotion is a healthy safety valve for the relationship.
  • Residents heard an enormous bang as a safety valve on the boiler failed.
  • There is no safety valve for their views. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century
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