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    Lightbulb Being unnecessarily overcautious

    Hi,

    What could be the word/phrase/idiom for being unnecessarily extra cautious. Thinking about negative outcomes for small and minor things.

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    Re: Being unnecessarily overcautious

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Hi,

    What could be the word/phrase/idiom for being unnecessarily extra cautious. Thinking about negative outcomes for small and minor things.

    Thanks
    "Don't overthink it" is a fairly popular phrase. If a problem is simple and you do not believe there will be negative outcomes, then you might use this.

    Depending on the situation, you may want to phrase it differently. A more polite way to say the same phrase would be "this seems very simple to me, are we overthinking this problem?".

    Hope that helps.

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    Re: Being unnecessarily overcautious

    Don't sweat the small stuff.

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    Re: Being unnecessarily overcautious

    Don't make a mountain out of a mole hill ??

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