Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

a safe haven

safe haven
Meaning(s)
1) a place where you are protected from harm or danger
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    • a safe haven for victims/survivors/refugees
  • Analysis
    This expression is usually used in one of two different ways. Firstly, a 'safe haven' can refer the official protection a country gives to a person or group of people who come from another country where they are at risk due to war, famine, or some other factor. Secondly, a 'safe haven' can refer to a place, activity, or situation that provides somebody with the chance to escape from something stressful or unpleasant. It is much more common in a social context but can be used in a professional one in relation to an investment that is unlikely to lose value and comes with few risks.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. The Women's Charity opened a safe haven for victims of domestic abuse.
    2. Millions of Syrian refugees have fled their country and are hoping to find a safe haven to live in.
    3. That park is my safe haven. I always like to go there to unwind when work and family are stressing me out.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. In times of economic uncertainty, gold is seen as a safe haven for investors.
    2. There is no safe haven when it comes to business investment. It's a cut-throat industry.
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