Meaning of “belt and braces” in the English Dictionary


"belt and braces" in English

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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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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