(just) to be on the safe side Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “(just) to be on the safe side” in the English Dictionary

"(just) to be on the safe side" in British English

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(just) to be on the safe side

being ​especiallycareful in ​order to ​avoid something ​unpleasant: I'm ​sure it won't ​rain, but I'll take an ​umbrella (just) to be on the safe ​side (= to be ​ready if it does ​rain).
(Definition of (just) to be on the safe side from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “(just) to be on the safe side”
in Chinese (Simplified) 谨慎起见, 以防万一…
in Chinese (Traditional) 謹慎起見, 以防萬一…
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