better safe than sorry Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

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

"better safe than sorry" in British English

See all translations

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

See all translations

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)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

environment

the air, water, and land in or on which people, animals, and plants live

Word of the Day

decision fatigue noun
decision fatigue noun
May 30, 2016
a decreased ability to make decisions as a result of having too many decisions to make Our brains have a finite number of decisions they can make before they get depleted and become less discerning – so this is called decision fatigue.

Read More