play (it) safe Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
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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.
Translations of “play (it) safe”
in Chinese (Traditional) 謹慎行事,不冒險…
in Russian быть осторожным, не рисковать…
in Turkish dikkatli olmak ve riske/tehlikeye girmemek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 谨慎行事,不冒险…
in Polish (woleć) nie ryzykować…
(Definition of play (it) safe from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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