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English definition of “better safe than sorry”

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 carefulCautious and vigilantPaying attention and being careful
(Definition of better safe than sorry from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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