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On the safe side


Cautious. Choosing a safer process as opposed to a more controversial or speedier avenue.  The phrase suggests that you has a decision and you are opting for the safer path rather than a radical avenue.

“To be on the safe side, I advise you to lock all the doors in your home.

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