safe harbor

noun
1.
a harbor considered safe for a ship, as in wartime or during a storm at sea.
2.
any place or situation that offers refuge or protection.
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safe harbor

noun
the target company defends itself by acquiring a company so onerously regulated that it makes the target less attractive; "the acquisition gave the company a safe harbor" 
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Example sentences
It is also used as a safe harbor for consuming prey and breeding.
They drop anchor in the safe harbor of the status quo and are not easily loosed.
For besides providing safe harbor for the development of life, vents offer a natural temperature gradient.
As regards space it's not a safe harbor, and it will probably not be needed as such.
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