play it safe

play it safe
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  • play (it) safe — phrase to avoid taking any risks It’s probably OK to eat them raw, but it’s best to play it safe by cooking them. Thesaurus: to avoid risks or dangersynonym Main entry: play * * * play (it) ˈsafe …   Useful english dictionary

  • play it safe — play (it) safe ► to decide not to take risks: »The federal government often plays it safe by funding research that is likely to succeed but may have only a slight impact. »The biggest companies usually play safe and hire top legal firms from… …   Financial and business terms

  • play\ it\ safe — • play (it) safe v. phr. informal To be very careful; accept small gains or none to avoid loss; avoid danger for the sake of safety. He got tired as the game went on, and began to play safe. Tom didn t know what the other driver would do, so he… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • play it safe — play (it) safe informal to be careful and not take risks. We decided to play safe and paint the walls a fairly neutral colour. They re playing it safe by not investing too much money until they ve seen the first year s accounts …   New idioms dictionary

  • play it safe — ► play (or play it) safe avoid taking risks. Main Entry: ↑play …   English terms dictionary

  • play it safe — [v] be cautious avoid risk, be on the safe side, hedge one’s bets*, take no chances, take precautions; concepts 401,403 …   New thesaurus

  • play (it) safe — avoid taking risks. → play …   English new terms dictionary

  • play it safe — to avoid any risk. I like to play it safe with my investments. Once you have the ball, you can decide whether you want to be aggressive or play it safe …   New idioms dictionary

  • play it safe — verb To take a cautious, risk free approach. Deciding to play it safe, he joined his fathers accounting firm rather than pursue an acting career …   Wiktionary

  • play it safe — be careful, do not take a chance    Play it safe when you go out in a boat. Wear a life jacket …   English idioms

  • play it safe — be careful, act cautiously …   English contemporary dictionary

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