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you can't go wrong

This page is about the conversational phrase you can't go wrong

Meaning

If you're giving someone instructions or advice, you can say this to give them confidence.

For example

  • "How can I make a white sauce that's smooth?"
    "As long as you keep stirring it, you can't go wrong."

  • "I don't know what to do with my life."
    "Turn what you love to do into a career and you can't go wrong."

Quick Quiz

Ella added "You can't go wrong" after

a. saying it wasn't my fault

b. telling me what to do

c. asking for my advice

Contributor: Matt Errey