protective fold

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Noun1.protective fold - a flap of tissue that protects what it covers
eyelid, lid, palpebra - either of two folds of skin that can be moved to cover or open the eye; "his lids would stay open no longer"
nictitating membrane, third eyelid - a protective fold of skin in the eyes of reptiles and birds and some mammals
flap - a movable piece of tissue partly connected to the body
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But on the two occasions he's stepped out of that protective fold, he's delivered.
David Beckham returned to the protective fold of Manchester United yesterday when he reported back for pre-season training.