Definition of play it safe
- I decided to play it safe and leave early so that I would be sure to arrive on time.
: game, sport
: the conduct, course, or action of a game
: to engage in sport or recreation : frolic
: to have sexual relations
: to move aimlessly about : trifle
: free from harm or risk : unhurt
: secure from threat of danger, harm, or loss
: successful at getting to a base in baseball without being put out
: a place or receptacle to keep articles (such as valuables) safe
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