“Better safe than sorry”: idiom meaning.

Better safe than sorry
It’s better to protect yourself before than cry when something bad happens. You should be careful and try to avoid any risk before a bad thing happens.

Other examples of “better safe than sorry” idiom in a sentence

  • I’ll take an umbrella even if it isn’t raining now. Better safe than sorry.
  • If you are concerned, go to the doctor. Better safe than sorry.

“Better safe than sorry”: use in context explanation

Gina is flying to a different country to visit her old friend. She is scared of flying, She always thinks something bad might happen to her on a plane. Therefore, she wants to protect herself against any risk and she’d decided to get a parachute and a special helmet. This way, if she needs to jump off a plane, she will be ready. Better safe than sorry! Now she can board the plane feeling safe.