One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘your quick response in an emergency could be a lifesaver’
crisis, urgent situation, extremity, exigency
accident, disaster, catastrophe, calamity
difficulty, plight, predicament, tight spot, tight corner, mess
unforeseen circumstances, desperate straits, dire straits, danger
informal scrape, jam, fix, pickle, spot, hole, hot water, crunch, panic stations
1‘an emergency meeting’
2‘an emergency exit’
alternative, substitute, replacement, spare, extra, standby, auxiliary, reserve, backup, fill-in, fallback, in reserve
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