it’s better to be safe than sorry

it’s better to be safe than sorry

Meaning

  • being careful may keep away unpleasant situation
  • it is better to do something carefully in advance than to suffer later
  • to take due precaution
  • to avoid unnecessary complications later by taking care in the present
  • to be alert about precautionary measures
  • to avoid something bad from happening by taking adequate measure against it

Example Sentences

  1. They have taught their kids to play any sport only after wearing its gear because it is better to be safe than sorry.
  2. I think it is better to be safe than sorry in such kind of huge monetary investments. So please ask as many questions as you would like to.
  3. You don’t think that it is better to be safe than sorry and plan this event out more carefully?
  4. The doctors have to consider all possibilities before they can decide a course of action because it is better to be safe than sorry.
  5. I bought this piece of land only after thorough investigation because it is better to be safe than sorry.
  6. I always drive with my seat belt on not just because it is the law but also because it is better to be safe than sorry.
  7. Kindly double check any kind of leakage in the Gas cylinder before we are going to carry it in the plane because it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Origin

The phrase is speculated to have originated in a novel called “Rory O’More” by Samuel Lover in the 17th century. It is a popularly used phrase all over the world now and has and advisory tone to it.

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