there's safety in numbers

There is safety in numbers.

Prov. A group of people is less likely to be attacked than a single person. Gail never went out after dark without at least three friends, since she knew that there is safety in numbers. We should gather together a group of people to make our complaint to the boss. There's safety in numbers.
See also: number, safety, there

there's safety in numbers

People say there's safety in numbers to mean that you are safer if you are with other people or doing something with other people. Many people still feel there is safety in numbers when belonging to a union. On the street there's safety in numbers — find another girl to walk home with if possible.
See also: number, safety
References in classic literature ?
You see, sir, it's early as yet; in a few minutes these here rooms will fill up; and there's safety in numbers, as they say.
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