play safe

see play it safe.

Words Nearby play safe

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How to use play safe in a sentence

  • Let's play safe and remove all forms of life, bacterial and otherwise.

    Islands of Space | John W Campbell
  • There was no telling how soon the rest of the seam would open, and Jimmy meant to play safe.

    The Flying Reporter | Lewis E. (Lewis Edwin) Theiss
  • Even though you're not going to work on "hot" electric lines, it pays to play safe.

  • But Axander had resolved to play safe, and the next ball was so wide that it was plain he was doing it with deliberate design.

  • As we had already made one score, while the 'Greys' had nothing, all we had to do was to play safe and the game was ours.