Submitted by ub on Fri, 11/26/2021 - 09:32

You never know when you’ve going to need one, so it is better to be safe than to be sorry you did not take the time to plan ahead.

To be better safe than sorry is to be cautious or prepared so that you do not later make a mistake. People who are better safe than sorry arrange and organize ahead of time so that they do not have to face negative consequences in the future. This may mean they are physically safe or that they are safe from bad events.

For example, if someone heavily prepares for a presentation at work, he will not be sorry if he gets asked a difficult question because he will be prepared to answer.

There are also many variations of this phrase, including,

  • better be safe than sorry
  • you better be safe, or you’ll be sorry
  • better sensible than sorry

In fact, the phrase better sensible than sorry was used first, though it is not commonly used today.

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