to be safe

to be safe

to be cautious; to be careful; [to do something just] in case it is necessary; to be very well prepared. Just to be safe, you should take some extra water with you. Other people like to drive over the speed limit, but I prefer to be safe.
See also: safe
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It's important to see that what people want is just the same - we all want to be loved and to be safe.