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We'd better keep on the safe side !!!
Felicity This has been a really great day out.
Berenice Yes it has. What did you enjoy most ?
Felicity Well I thought the botanical garden was beautiful. So many flowers and shrubs were in bloom.
Berenice It certainly was nice. But I also liked the castle and its museum. Did you see that display of historical clothing ?
Felicity Oh yes. Some of the women's dresses looked very uncomfortable. How could they wear such things ?
Berenice I know. Now how about going to the country dancing display ?
Felicity I don't think we've got enough time. Our train leaves in three quarters of an hour. I think we'd better keep on the safe side and call it a day.
Explanation :
 
( Just ) to be on the safe side - Being especially careful in order to avoid something unpleasant
 
Example : I'm sure it won't rain, but I'll take an umbrella (just) to be on the safe side (= to be ready if it does rain).
 
 
 

On the verge of

Fill me in on the task

I am through working overtime

The numbers didn't add up

Give me the rundown

Cut-throat competition

See the work through

It is feasible

This item is sought-after

Sells like hot cakes

Look it up

Got it all planned out

I've lucked out

Speak your minds

On top of that

We spread out the news

He's all tied up

Keep an eye on

Stuck in traffic

Pricing and samples

Time is ticking away

We talked on the phone

I need to think it over

She's driving a hard bargain

Long-standing support

Production lead time

In no time

Expedite the payment

Defective goods

Work wonders

Get in contact with

You're making me blush

Keep you updated

Filled him in

I'll see to it

Grab a bite

The bottom line is quality

They are high-tech items

Our lead time is 14 days

Fit in with

Have a word with you

I am flattered by your praise

Well begun is half done

I am just a workaholic

Give me a hand

You reap what you sow

Keep track of

It's my treat

A tight schedule

Have a second thought

I've made up my mind

Fire away

It's no bother at all

With flying colors

 

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