It is best to be on the safe side
This page is about the saying "It is best to be on the safe side"
1) Don't take risks. Be careful and cautious. 2) It's best to be sure. It's best to be absolutely certain.
- My doctor says he doesn't think I've broken any bones but it's best to be on the safe side and have an x-ray.
- I feel pretty healthy but just to be on the safe side I asked my doctor for a check-up.
The phrase "(just) to be on the safe side" is often used alone, as above.
"It is best to be on the safe side" just to
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Contributor: Josef Essberger