play it safe


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play it safe

to be or act safe; to avoid taking a risk. You should play it safe and take your umbrella. If you have a cold or the flu, play it safe and go to bed.
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play it safe

to avoid any risk I like to play it safe with my investments. Once you have the ball, you can decide whether you want to be aggressive or play it safe.
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play it safe

Also, play safe. Avoid extreme risks, as in I played it safe and bet only a dollar, or Let's play safe and get a backup in case the announced speaker gets sick. [c. 1900]
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