better safe than sorry

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better safe than sorry

  1. It is preferable to be cautious in one's choices and actions than to act recklessly and suffer afterwards.
    • 1985, Paul Waaktaar-Savoy (lyrics and music), “Take On Me”, in Hunting High and Low, performed by a-ha:
      But I'll be stumbling away / Slowly learning that life is OK / Say after me / It's no better to be safe than sorry

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