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anything that an adult person uses to reduce anxiety

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a blanket (or toy) that a child carries around in order to reduce anxiety

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A scarf: more comfort blanket than fashion statement
As far as the UAE is concerned, Abu Dhabi is acknowledged as being insulated by a substantial financial comfort blanket of robust oil
The unwillingness of children to flee the financial comfort blanket of the parental nest once they reach adulthood is well documented.
Grilled cheese sandwiches are the culinary equivalent of a comfort blanket.
Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt, who is backing Liz Kendall, said: "If we seek a comfort blanket we're going to be condemned to oblivion.
There is no comfort blanket for us either in Labour victories or Labour defeats of the past (because) the world has changed" Yvette Cooper, a contender for the Labour Party leadership.
In an apparent swipe at her main rivals in the leadership race, shadow health secretary Andy Burnham and Liz Kendall, Ms Cooper said "there is no comfort blanket for us either in Labour victories or Labour defeats of the past" because "the world has changed".
England missed the comfort blanket Brown provides at full-back as their Grand Slam quest ground to a halt in Dublin in a result that has seen Ireland reinstated as title favourites.
My notebook is like a comfort blanket as I try to figure things out.
After a sleepless night, his mum, Carolyn, yesterday reached out through social media in an attempt to trace the comfort blanket - based on the Lion King character, Simba.
The charity feels like a comfort blanket as it helped me at a time when it was looking very dark.
He was frisked by a security guard who threw away his white Matchbox-style car - which is a comfort blanket for James.
She said: "The unit is very close to my heart and the staff have become my comfort blanket over the years, providing fantastic support during a difficult time.
Winning the money has given us a fantastic comfort blanket for ever.
The new movement would embrace change, not comfort blanket politics where the thought of movement becomes more important than movement itself.