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.


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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 — 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 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

  • 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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