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    Better safe than sorry

    Hello,

    Does anybody know how to put the idiom better safe than sorry in a different way? Simply some English analogy meaning the same but different in form.

    Thanks a lot.
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    Re: Better safe than sorry

    Is this good enough? (It‘s a bit like "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush" - though not the same.)

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    Re: Better safe than sorry

    It's not exactly the same, but there's the phrase "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure".

    There's also "hope for the best, but plan/prepare for the worst", although again not exactly the same.

    Also, 'waste not want not', although yet again not exactly the same context as your original.
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    Re: Better safe than sorry

    How about:

    Safety is no accident.

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    Re: Better safe than sorry

    "Trust in God, but tie up your camel."
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    Re: Better safe than sorry

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "Trust in God, but tie up your camel."
    Yours is funnier than mine.

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    Re: Better safe than sorry

    How about If you want peace, prepare for war, which is Si vis pacem, para bellum in the original Latin?

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    Re: Better safe than sorry

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9%C3%9719mm_Parabellum

    The most popular handgun cartridge in the world is known as the 9mm Parabellum, the name derived from this Latin phrase.

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