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    Cool rescue board

    A young man fails committing suicide and his "rescue board" is falling in love with a girl who walks on the wild side. Is "rescue board" suitable in this sense?

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    Re: rescue board

    What is a rescue board? What are you trying to make it mean?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Cool Re: rescue board

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    What is a rescue board? What are you trying to make it mean?
    Well, he's desperate, very depressed, and grasps this possible love affair as a way to avoid another suicidal try. The text I'm trying to translate mentions (in Spanish) "tablón", (in English)" board", "plank" as a metaphorical way to express he finds in this kind of rubber ring (the love affair) a way to survive.

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    Re: rescue board

    I think you're looking for the word lifeline.
    lifeline - Definition of lifeline at YourDictionary.com
    lifeline definition
    life·line (-līn′)
    noun

    1. a rope or line for saving life, as one thrown to a person in the water

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