play (it) safe Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “play (it) safe” in the English Dictionary

"play (it) safe" in British English

See all translations

play (it) safe

to be ​careful and not take ​risks: To play ​safe, I'd ​allow an ​extra ten ​minutes, just in ​case.
(Definition of play (it) safe from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"play it safe" in American English

See all translations

play it safe

to ​avoid any ​risks: Let’s play it ​safe and ​allow an ​extra ten ​minutes to get there.
(Definition of play it safe from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “play (it) safe”
in Chinese (Simplified) 谨慎行事,不冒险…
in Turkish dikkatli olmak ve riske/tehlikeye girmemek…
in Russian быть осторожным, не рисковать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 謹慎行事,不冒險…
in Polish (woleć) nie ryzykować…
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day


(a plan showing) the subjects or books to be studied in a particular course, especially a course that leads to an exam

Word of the Day

Out of Africa
Out of Africa
by Colin McIntosh,
October 01, 2015
A recent discovery off the coast of the island of Taiwan, made by local fishermen, is causing scientists to re-examine their ideas about early humans. The skull of a male human, now nicknamed Penghu Man, was found to differ significantly from the skulls of the Homo Erectus species previously known in the

Read More 

face training noun
face training noun
October 05, 2015
a system of facial exercises designed to tone the facial muscles and improve the skin

Read More