better safe than sorry

spoken
used for saying that you should behave carefully, even if this seems difficult or unnecessary, so that you will not have problems later

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • better safe than sorry — spoken phrase used for saying that you should behave carefully, even if this seems difficult or unnecessary, so that you will not have problems later Thesaurus: ways of warning or advising someonesynonym Main entry: safe * * * proverb …   Useful english dictionary

  • Better safe than sorry. — Better (to be) safe than sorry. something that you say which means it is best not to take risks even if it seems boring or hard work to be careful. I ll hold the ladder while you climb up. Better safe than sorry …   New idioms dictionary

  • better safe than sorry — ► better safe than sorry proverb it s wiser to be cautious and careful than to be hasty or rash and so do something you may later regret. Main Entry: ↑better …   English terms dictionary

  • better safe than sorry — This idiom is used to recommend being cautious rather than taking a risk …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • better safe than sorry —    This idiom is used to recommend being cautious rather than taking a risk.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    It s better to be too cautious than to be careless and have regrets later.     Let s book tickets in advance better safe than… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • better safe than sorry — being careful is probably more desirable than risking a bad result. Concerned about the attacks, he sent his son out of the village, figuring, better safe than sorry …   New idioms dictionary

  • better safe than sorry — it s better to be cautious than to regret it later …   English contemporary dictionary

  • better safe than sorry — it is better to be too careful than to take risks …   Idioms and examples

  • Better safe than sorry —   This idiom is used to recommend being cautious rather than taking a risk …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • Better to be safe than sorry. — Better (to be) safe than sorry. something that you say which means it is best not to take risks even if it seems boring or hard work to be careful. I ll hold the ladder while you climb up. Better safe than sorry …   New idioms dictionary


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