Be careful


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Be careful

 
1. an instruction to take care in a particular situation. Bill: I'm going to the beach tomorrow. Sally: Be careful. Use lots of sunscreen! Jane: Well, we're off to the Amazon. Mary: Heavens! Be careful!
2. a way of saying good-bye while cautioning someone to take care. John: See you around, Fred. Fred: Be careful. Alice: Well, I'm off. John: Bye, Alice, be careful.
See also: careful
References in classic literature ?
Hereupon there was a general laugh; and the little judge, looking with an angry countenance over his desk, said, 'You had better be careful, Sir.
I must be careful to remember them and send them a kiss every day.
Never make water in the mouths of rivers which flow to the sea, nor yet in springs; but be careful to avoid this.
Be careful, sir, to what lengths your jealousy carries you another time; and be careful, also, before you venture too far, to ascertain your rival's temper.
Gentlemen like ourselves should be careful guardians of the honor of our queens and our princesses.
The lawyer's warning to her to be careful how she yielded too readily to any proposal of Moody's recurred to Isabel's mind while she read those lines.
Elderly drivers trying to be careful end up being more dangerous.
We should be careful to avoid inappropriate diagnosis of MCS in patients who have well-defined toxic or allergic disease or irritant injury (e.
Christian Right activists better be careful what they pray for .
So, I have to be careful to be aware of my fatigue, my anxiety, my guilt, my resentment I have to be careful not to lash out at them or make them feel guilty for being normal teenage boys.
This tendency to respond in an overly cautious way is doubly unfortunate because if there were ever a time that bankers would be careful without examiner oversight it has been the early 1990s.