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English definition of “belt and braces”

belt and braces

UK informal
the use of two or more actions in order to be extra careful about something, although only one is really necessary: I wrote to them and phoned as well - belt and braces, I admit.
(Definition of belt and braces from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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