just in case

This page is about the idiom just in case.

Meaning: You can say "just in case" when describing a possible future problem and a precaution that has been, or should be, taken against it.

For example:

  • I'm taking an umbrella, just in case it rains.

  • You probably won't need to go to a hospital in Europe, but you should get some health insurance anyway, just in case.

Quick Quiz:

I should get some candles, just in case

a. they're on sale this week

b. I never use them

c. there's a blackout

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Contributor: Matt Errey