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.
Circumstances are slightly skewed this week, however, and England's selectors have left nothing to chance by naming a belt-and-braces squad of 14.
An Asda spokeswoman said: "We are taking a belt-and-braces approach so as a precaution we're also withdrawing three other beef-based products produced by the same supplier.
"Using this belt-and-braces approach means you have policy enforcement software allied with a secure USB stick environment where data has to be moved using this type of hardware.