Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
a safe haven
1) a place where you are protected from harm or danger
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a safe haven for victims/survivors/refugees
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)
The Women's Charity openeda safe haven for victims of domestic abuse.
Millions of Syrian refugees have fled their country and arehoping to find a safe haven to live in.
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)
In times of economic uncertainty, gold is seen as a safe haven for investors.
There is no safe havenwhen it comes to business investment. It's a cut-throat industry.
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