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caution

noun
 
 
/ˈkɔːʃən/
[U] care and attention in order to avoid risk or possible problems: The latest figures suggest that consumer caution has increased in recent months. Those keen on investing in small companies should proceed with caution.great/extreme caution The letter outlines that customers should treat any email appearing to be from their bank with great caution.exercise/use caution Investors are urged to exercise caution to avoid the less reputable companies. advise/urge caution
err on the side of caution to decide to take care rather than take any risks: Given the uncertainties in the market, it would be far better to err on the side of caution.
throw caution to the wind to decide not to worry about possible dangers or risks: Faced with one of the worst financial crises in recent memory, British investors threw caution to the wind and scrambled to buy stocks.
sound/strike a note of caution to warn someone about something: The Committee sounded a note of caution, saying the extra money entering the economy may push up inflation.
(Definition of caution noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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