on the safe side

on the safe side
   If you do something to be on the safe side, you do it as a precaution, to avoid any risks.
   

I think I locked the door but I'll check again to be on the safe side.


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  • on the safe side — phrase in a situation that involves very little risk because you have behaved very carefully Just to be on the safe side, take an umbrella. Thesaurus: safe and harmlesssynonym Main entry: safe * * * on the ˈsafe side idiom being especia …   Useful english dictionary

  • on the safe side — {adv. phr.} Provided for against a possible emergency; well prepared. * / Please double check these proofs, Mr. Brown, the printer said, just to be on the safe side. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the safe side — {adv. phr.} Provided for against a possible emergency; well prepared. * / Please double check these proofs, Mr. Brown, the printer said, just to be on the safe side. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the safe side — mod. taking the risk free path. □ Let’s be on the safe side and call first. □ I think you should stay on the safe side and call the doctor about this fever …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • on\ the\ safe\ side — adv. phr. Provided for against a possible emergency; well prepared. Please double check these proofs, Mr. Brown, the printer said, just to be on the safe side …   Словарь американских идиом

  • on the safe side — take no chances It may rain so just to be on the safe side I think that I will bring my umbrella …   Idioms and examples

  • on the safe side — in a situation that involves very little risk because you have behaved very carefully Just to be on the safe side, take an umbrella …   English dictionary

  • to be on the safe side — {adv. phr.} To take extra precautions; reduce or eliminate the possibility of a mistake, an error, or even danger. * /Dad always keeps his valuables in a bank s safe deposit box, just to be on the safe side./ Compare: JUST IN CASE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to be on the safe side — {adv. phr.} To take extra precautions; reduce or eliminate the possibility of a mistake, an error, or even danger. * /Dad always keeps his valuables in a bank s safe deposit box, just to be on the safe side./ Compare: JUST IN CASE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • it is best to be on the safe side — 1668 DRYDEN & NEWCASTLE Sir Martin Mar all V. i. I’m resolv’d to be on the sure side. 1811 J. AUSTEN Sense & Sensibility III. iv. Determining to be on the safe side, he made his apology in form as soon as he could say any thing. 1847 MARRYAT… …   Proverbs new dictionary

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