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Better safe than sorry

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It is better to act cautiously beforehand than to suffer afterward.

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better safe than sorry

Being careful may avoid disaster, as in I'm not taking any short-cuts—better safe than sorry. This cautionary phrase appeared as better sure than sorry in 1837.

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