belt-and-braces


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belt-and-braces

adj
providing double security, in case one security measure should fail: a belt-and-braces policy.
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The Manchester derby looks like it will be purgatory for the fun-loving, assuming we get belt-and-braces pragmatism from Manuel Pellegrini, who'd take a point now.
Cdr Scott Altman, who is due to blast off with his crew from Kennedy Space Centre at Cape Canaveral this evening, said: "It's a belt-and-braces kind of approach - but when your braces fail you're glad to have the belt.
He said: "We recommend that banks take a belt-and-braces approach.