(it's) better (to be) safe than sorry

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Definition of (it's) better (to be) safe than sorry

used to say that it is better to be careful now so that problems do not occur later on It's probably not necessary to check the figures again, but it's better to be safe than sorry.

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“(it's) better (to be) safe than sorry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%28it%27s%29%20better%20%28to%20be%29%20safe%20than%20sorry. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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