He acted as a backstop in case anything went wrong. From Wordnet, Princeton University.
The big backstop is below average behind the plate but not bad with the bat. From Wordnik.com. [USA TODAY Latest news] Reference
The backstop is a huge problem; it is way too small. From Wordnik.com. [Columnist: Stephen Miller] Reference
What if his coaching makes Flores an excellent fielding/calling backstop?. From Wordnik.com. [Comments for FanGraphs Baseball] Reference
Thank goodness the backstop was a criminal's leg and not somebodies child this time. From Wordnik.com. [Jackson Free Press - Breaking News] Reference
Carriers including Continental and American have arranged so-called backstop financing for. From Wordnik.com. [The Seattle Times] Reference
The white interlocking NY logo in front of the backstop was a lone baseball reminder until. From Wordnik.com. [NY Daily News] Reference
The backstop is a state insurance company and a state catastrophe fund that require constant taxpayer bailouts. From Wordnik.com. [SplicedFeed] Reference
So, they began working on a plan late last week to sort of come up with some kind of backstop here for Citigroup. From Wordnik.com. [CNN Transcript Nov 24, 2008] Reference
The FDIC could serve as a financial "backstop" for a buyer, they say. From Wordnik.com. [San Gabriel Valley Tribune Most Viewed] Reference
He also said the federal government should not be a "backstop" in guaranteeing mortgages. From Wordnik.com. [IOL: News] Reference
That "backstop" has reassured investors and encouraged them to re-enter the market, he said. From Wordnik.com. [Bloomberg] Reference
So, if you guys are providing that kind of backstop, is the relief part of the equation going up as well?. From Wordnik.com. [SeekingAlpha.com: Home Page] Reference
And all the Neds and Jims out there who made bad decisions will have learned nothing but that they have a "backstop". From Wordnik.com. [Gus Van Horn] Reference
"backstop" to solvent firms with sufficient collateral. From Wordnik.com. [WHAT REALLY HAPPENED] Reference
What did Democrats do to backstop the First Amendment and their president?. From Wordnik.com. [Brian Ross: Mosque Moaning: The GOP Diversion Tactic From Unfavorable Polls Gives Terrorists the Win They Want] Reference
Carpenter ended up pinned against the backstop screen while Rolen was pulled away. From Wordnik.com. [Cardinals & Reds FIGHT: Brawl Interrupts NL Central Showdown (VIDEO)] Reference
The Volcker rule was intended to prevent that activity from enjoying a government backstop. From Wordnik.com. [Your Crib Sheet For Bank Regulation] Reference
So Kennedy's on-target throw sailed through an invisible first baseman and bounded to the backstop. From Wordnik.com. [Los Angeles Dodgers edge Washington Nationals with RBI single in 10th inning] Reference
"People know things are getting worse, but they're looking for a backstop from the government," he said. From Wordnik.com. [Stocks fall for fourth straight day; some worry that economic recovery is stalled] Reference
The ECB's willingness to buy bonds should act as a backstop, even if the bank seems keen to wind down its purchases. From Wordnik.com. [The Volcano May Have Gone Quiet But Investors Still Fear European Explosion] Reference
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