take no chances


variants or not take any chances
: to not do something that is risky or dangerous
She was taking no chances by refusing to go skydiving.
They did not take any chances and called the fire department when they smelled gas.
He said he couldn't afford to take any chances.

Examples of take no chances in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The world’s largest democracy is taking no chances to let anything ruin the event, deploying hundreds of security and fortifying large areas in the city. Rhea Mogul, CNN, 8 Sep. 2023 Peruvian authorities are taking no chances on Wednesday. Karol Suarez, CNN, 18 July 2023 The drone operators seemed eager to take no chances of accidentally hitting the dignitaries, having the buzzing drone set the box down several yards from where Youngkin and Walker stood. Laura Vozzella, Washington Post, 24 Aug. 2022 Still, despite the confidence and best record in baseball, the Yankees’ front office decided to take no chances, sending minor-league pitchers Chandler Champlain, T.J. Sikkema and Beck Way for a three-month rental in Benintendi. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, 28 July 2022 For every Jackie Bradley Jr. there are 10 outfielders who are told to play close to the warning track and take no chances. Peter Abraham, BostonGlobe.com, 16 Apr. 2022 The risk that the consensus for a Democratic sweep of power this time doesn’t play out, or the result being contested, is leading some to take no chances with less than two weeks until the Nov. 3 vote. John Ainger, Bloomberg.com, 22 Oct. 2020 See More

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“Take no chances.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20no%20chances. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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