Meaning of “better safe than sorry” in the English Dictionary

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"better safe than sorry" in British English

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better safe than sorry

saying

said when you think it is best not to take risks even when it seems boring or difficult to be careful

(Definition of “better safe than sorry” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"better safe than sorry" in American English

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better safe than sorry

it is wise to be careful and protect yourself against risk rather than be careless:

Make sure you take an umbrella – I know it's sunny now, but better safe than sorry.

(Definition of “better safe than sorry” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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