err on the side of something

err on the side of something
to do more than is really necessary in order to avoid a particular situation

We are erring on the side of caution and have closed the school.


English dictionary. 2014.

Игры ⚽ Поможем решить контрольную работу

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  • err on the side of something — phrase to do more than is really necessary in order to avoid a particular situation We are erring on the side of caution and have closed the school. Thesaurus: to avoid risks or dangersynonym Main entry: err * * * err on the side of sth idiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • err on the side of — (something) to choose an action that may be too extreme. If we re not sure what s needed, let s err on the side of being too prepared. Usage notes: usually used in the form err on the side of caution: I decided to err on the side of caution and… …   New idioms dictionary

  • err on the side of — display more rather than less of (a specified quality) in one s actions it is better to err on the side of caution * * * err on the side of ◇ To err on the side of something, such as caution, is to use or show more of it than may be needed so… …   Useful english dictionary

  • err — [ ɜr ] verb intransitive FORMAL to make a mistake, especially in a judgment or decision: The court had erred in allowing her parents to testify. err on the side of something to do more than is really necessary in order to avoid a particular… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • err — UK [ɜː(r)] / US [ɜr] verb [intransitive] Word forms err : present tense I/you/we/they err he/she/it errs present participle erring past tense erred past participle erred formal to make a mistake, especially in a judgment or decision The court had …   English dictionary

  • side — side1 W1S1 [saıd] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(part of an area)¦ 2¦(next to)¦ 3¦(of a building/object/vehicle etc)¦ 4¦(edge)¦ 5¦(of a thin object)¦ 6¦(part of your body)¦ 7¦(shape)¦ 8¦(mountain/valley)¦ 9¦(page)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • side — 1 /saId/ noun (C) PLACE/AREA/POSITION 1 PART OF AN AREA one of the two areas that are on either the left or the right of an imaginary line, or on either the left or the right of a border, wall, river etc: Drive on the left hand side of the road.… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Magic in the Greco-Roman world — The study of magic in the Greco Roman world is a branch of the disciplines of classics, ancient history and religious studies. In the ancient post hellenistic world of the Greeks and Romans (the Greco Roman world), the public and private rituals… …   Wikipedia

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