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English definition of “(just) to be on the safe side”

(just) to be on the safe side

being especially careful in order to avoid something unpleasant: I'm sure it won't rain, but I'll take an umbrella (just) to be on the safe side (= to be ready if it does rain).
(Definition of (just) to be on the safe side from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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