just to be on the safe side


just to be on the safe side
(just) to be on the safe side so that you can prevent something unpleasant from happening.

Just to be on the safe side, ask your doctor to test your iron levels.


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  • (to) be on the safe side — (just) to be on the safe side so that you can prevent something unpleasant from happening. Just to be on the safe side, ask your doctor to test your iron levels …   New idioms dictionary

  • to be on the safe side — {adv. phr.} To take extra precautions; reduce or eliminate the possibility of a mistake, an error, or even danger. * /Dad always keeps his valuables in a bank s safe deposit box, just to be on the safe side./ Compare: JUST IN CASE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to be on the safe side — {adv. phr.} To take extra precautions; reduce or eliminate the possibility of a mistake, an error, or even danger. * /Dad always keeps his valuables in a bank s safe deposit box, just to be on the safe side./ Compare: JUST IN CASE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the safe side — phrase in a situation that involves very little risk because you have behaved very carefully Just to be on the safe side, take an umbrella. Thesaurus: safe and harmlesssynonym Main entry: safe * * * on the ˈsafe side idiom being especia …   Useful english dictionary

  • on the safe side — {adv. phr.} Provided for against a possible emergency; well prepared. * / Please double check these proofs, Mr. Brown, the printer said, just to be on the safe side. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the safe side — {adv. phr.} Provided for against a possible emergency; well prepared. * / Please double check these proofs, Mr. Brown, the printer said, just to be on the safe side. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • be on the safe side — ► to be careful and to make a choice that involves little risk: »Broadline Bank s spokesperson said that it would not be advertising on the controversial website just to be on the safe side . Main Entry: ↑safe …   Financial and business terms

  • to\ be\ on\ the\ safe\ side — adv. phr. To take extra precautions; reduce or eliminate the possibility of a mistake, an error, or even danger. Dad always keeps his valuables in a bank s safe deposit box, just to be on the safe side. Compare: just in case …   Словарь американских идиом

  • (to) be on the safe side — if you do something to be on the safe side, you do something that may not be necessary in order to protect yourself against possible problems. I don t think there are any broken bones, but you should have an X ray just to be on the safe side …   New idioms dictionary

  • on\ the\ safe\ side — adv. phr. Provided for against a possible emergency; well prepared. Please double check these proofs, Mr. Brown, the printer said, just to be on the safe side …   Словарь американских идиом