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comfort blanket Syllabification: com·fort blan·ket

Definition of comfort blanket in English:

noun

British
Another term for security blanket (sense 1). it was just as well that 16-month-old Madison had her comfort blanket with her yesterday leaving the comfort blanket of a regular salary after 20 years is a bit overwhelming
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  • Parents described children regressing in other ways such as going back to using a dummy or a comfort blanket and needing a sleep in the day.
  • Once more, he was plunged into loneliness, as painful as bereavement, but this time without the comfort blanket of political office on which he had grown so dependent to make up for the void in his private life.
  • I've been with the company for thirty seven years, it's my comfort blanket I reckon.

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