a crease on the palm; its length is said by palmists to indicate how long you will live
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"
line that raises or lowers a deep-sea diver
line thrown from a vessel that people can cling to in order to save themselves from drowning
- He threw me a lifeline when he offered me a job.
- He clung to the lifeline and the woman pulled him towards the bank.
- To the education, the education quality is the lifeline.
- Public transport is a lifeline for many rural communities.
The lifelinesseasier to use and more accurate than lifebeltsswere provided.出自：Ilkeston Advertiser
The public schoolman..clings to the Old School Tie as to a lifeline.出自： fig.