Definition of err on the side of
- It's better to err on the side of generosity than to appear too stingy.
- We chose to err on the side of caution when planning our investments.
: to make a mistake
: to violate an accepted standard of conduct
: the right or left part of the wall or trunk of the body
: one of the halves of the animal body on either side of the median plane
: a cut of meat including that about the ribs of one half of the body
: situated on the side
: of or relating to the side
: directed toward or from the side
: to agree with : support
: to be side by side with
: to set or put aside : clear away
: swaggering or arrogant manner : pretentiousness
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