on the safe side

on the safe side
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

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on the ˈsafe side idiom
being especially careful; taking no risks

I took some extra cash just to be on the safe side.

Main entry:safeidiom

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  • 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 —    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 …   English Idioms & idiomatic 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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