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synonyms for play it safe

  • avoid risk
  • be on the safe side
  • hedge one's bets
  • take no chances
  • take precautions
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How to use play it safe in a sentence

I assure you, no matter how beautifully we play any piece, the minute Liszt plays it, you would scarcely recognize it!
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
But I hope at least to play to him a few times, and what is more important, to hear him play repeatedly.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
A desultory conversation on politics, in which neither took the slightest interest, was a safe neutral ground.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
To fill up the time till Liszt came, our hostess made us play, one after the other, beginning with the latest arrival.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
Again the sallow fingers began to play with the book-covers, passing from one to another, but always slowly and gently.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
Her attachment to impressionism leads this artist to many experiments in color—or, as one critic wrote, "to play with color."
WOMEN IN THE FINE ARTS, FROM THE SEVENTH CENTURY B.C. TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A.D.CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
The governor of the fortress was provided with a safe residence in Egypt, and an annual pension of 75,000 piasters.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
Our class has swelled to about a dozen persons now, and a good many others come and play to him once or twice and then go.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
It was one day when a student from the Stuttgardt conservatory attempted to play the Sonata Appassionata.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
Could this be the safe old house in which childish days had passed, in which all around were always friendly and familiar faces?
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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