as in reliable
not likely to fail flowers have been traditionally regarded as the fail-safe gift for Valentine's Day

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fail-safe

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noun

as in precaution
a measure taken to preclude loss or injury there are so many fail-safes built into the system that a highly unlikely series of mistakes would have to be made before failure could occur

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“Fail-safe.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fail-safe. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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