belt and braces Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “belt and braces” in the English Dictionary

"belt and braces" in British English

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belt and braces

UK informal the use of two or more ​actions in ​order to be ​extracareful 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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “belt and braces”
in Chinese (Simplified) 双保险,万无一失…
in Chinese (Traditional) 雙重保險,萬無一失…
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“belt and braces” in British English

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