- adj. Alternative form of fail-safe.
“The problem is, this not only did not happen, but the results of John Locke losing faith caused Desmond to initiate the failsafe, which is itself a controlled meltdown creating yet another loop.”
“There's also a password failsafe, which kinda defeats the whole purpose.”
“The industry and the government did not anticipate this type of accident one in which all the "failsafe" mechanisms failed.”
“The second most common category involved phone calls typically offering "failsafe" investments or informing the victim they have won money or a holiday.”
“They push tax reform through a "failsafe" that automatically increases taxes if Congress doesn't rework the system by 2013.”
“Aside from that, what is the "failsafe" and does it mean the end of of Desmond, Locke, and Eko?”
“So, Johanson, what was your total 'capital outlay' and on-going monthly cost in US $ to have this 'failsafe' high-speed access to the Internet?”
“The best thing about the book is the "failsafe" option, which ends the book on a cliffhanger.”
“Anyway, also in the dream I had a roommate and this other dude convinced me to let him 'borrow' my roommate's car; I remember asking how he started it and he said something along the lines of 'it's really his mother's car, hahaha!' and I guess that meant it had some kind of failsafe autostart mode.”
“Cameron International, a 177-year-old US firm based in Houston that employs 18,000 staff globally, made the blowout device that was supposed to be a "failsafe" mechanism, shearing through the doomed oil rig's drilling pipe and slamming the well shut to prevent any gush of oil in the event of an emergency.”
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