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protection Idioms & Phrases

environmental protection agency

  • noun an independent federal agency established to coordinate programs aimed at reducing pollution and protecting the environment

equal protection of the laws

  • noun a right guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution and by the due-process clause of the Fifth Amendment


  • noun the act of defending yourself
    self-defense; self-defence.

sun protection factor

  • noun the degree to which a sunscreen protects the skin from the direct rays of the sun

trade protection

  • noun the imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to protect domestic industry against foreign competition
    • he made trade protection a plank in the party platform

Voltaic protection of metals

  • the protection of a metal exposed to the corrosive action of sea water, saline or acid liquids, or the like, by associating it with a metal which is positive to it, as when iron is galvanized, or coated with zinc.
Webster 1913

Writ of protection

  • . (Law) (a) A writ by which the king formerly exempted a person from arrest; now disused . Eng. Blackstone. (b) A judicial writ issued to a person required to attend court, as party, juror, etc., intended to secure him from arrest in coming, staying, and returning.
Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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