play safe

play safe
(to take no risks.) (non correre rischi)

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  • play safe — To take no risks • • • Main Entry: ↑play play safe 1. To act in a manner that minimizes the risk of defeat, injury or loss 2. To act in a cautious way • • • Main Entry: ↑safe * * * play (or play it) safe take precaution …   Useful english dictionary

  • play safe — play (it) safe ► to decide not to take risks: »The federal government often plays it safe by funding research that is likely to succeed but may have only a slight impact. »The biggest companies usually play safe and hire top legal firms from… …   Financial and business terms

  • play\ safe — • play (it) safe v. phr. informal To be very careful; accept small gains or none to avoid loss; avoid danger for the sake of safety. He got tired as the game went on, and began to play safe. Tom didn t know what the other driver would do, so he… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • play safe — play (it) safe informal to be careful and not take risks. We decided to play safe and paint the walls a fairly neutral colour. They re playing it safe by not investing too much money until they ve seen the first year s accounts …   New idioms dictionary

  • play safe — index hedge Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • play safe — or[play it safe] {v. phr.}, {informal} To be very careful; accept small gains or none to avoid loss; avoid danger for the sake of safety. * /He got tired as the game went on, and began to play safe./ * /Tom didn t know what the other driver would …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • play safe — or[play it safe] {v. phr.}, {informal} To be very careful; accept small gains or none to avoid loss; avoid danger for the sake of safety. * /He got tired as the game went on, and began to play safe./ * /Tom didn t know what the other driver would …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • play safe — ► play (or play it) safe avoid taking risks. Main Entry: ↑play …   English terms dictionary

  • play safe — Synonyms and related words: clear the decks, consider every angle, forearm, guard against, hedge, leave out nothing, make sure, make sure against, overlook no possibility, prepare for, protect, provide a hedge, provide against, provide for, reef… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • play safe — behave in a cautious manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • play safe —  Take no risks …   A concise dictionary of English slang

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