belt and braces

/ˌbelt ən 'breɪsɪz/, belt and suspenders /ˌbelt ən səs'pendəz/ noun
a belt and braces person a very cautious lender, one who asks for extra collateral as well as guarantees for a loan

Dictionary of banking and finance. 2015.

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  • belt and braces — (UK) Someone who wears belt and braces is very cautious and takes no risks …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • belt and braces — ˌbelt and ˈbraces idiom (informal) taking more actions than are really necessary to make sure that sth succeeds or works as it should • a belt and braces policy Main entry: ↑beltidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • belt and braces — ► belt and braces Brit. providing double security, by using more than one means to the same end. Main Entry: ↑belt …   English terms dictionary

  • belt and braces — (UK)    Someone who wears belt and braces is very cautious and takes no risks.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • belt and braces — Meaning Careful not taking any chances. Origin Using both belt and braces is a double insurance against having your trousers fall down …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • belt-and-braces — belt and braˈces adjective Giving double security or double the chances of success • • • Main Entry: ↑belt …   Useful english dictionary

  • belt and braces — Brit. providing double security, by using more than one means to the same end. → belt …   English new terms dictionary

  • belt and suspenders — 1. noun Redundant systems, affording mutual backup in the event of one failing. He believes in a belt and suspenders, booking flights from two different airports on different airlines for important trips. 2. adjective Having several layers of… …   Wiktionary

  • belt — ► NOUN 1) a strip of leather or other material worn round the waist to support or hold in clothes or to carry weapons. 2) a continuous band in machinery that transfers motion from one wheel to another. 3) a strip or encircling area: the asteroid… …   English terms dictionary

  • belt — belt1 W3S2 [belt] n [: Old English;] 1.) a band of leather, cloth etc that you wear around your waist to hold up your clothes or for decoration ▪ He unbuckled his leather belt. 2.) a large area of land that has particular features or where… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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