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"play it safe" in American English

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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)







"play (it) safe" in British English

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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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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