BE CAUTIOUS &c. adj.; take -care, - heed, - good care; have a care; mind, mind what one is about; be on ones guard &c. (keep watch) [See Care]; make assurance double sure [Macbeth].
think twice, look before one leaps, keep ones eye peeled [slang], keep ones weather eye open [colloq.]; count the cost, look to the main chance; cut ones coat according to ones cloth; feel ones -ground, - way; see how the land lies (foresight) [See Foresight]; pussy-foot [Roosevelt]; wait to see how the cat jumps; bridle ones tongue; reculer pour mieux sauter [F.] (prepare) [See Preparation]; let well enough alone, ne pas reveiller le chat qui dort [F.]; let sleeping dogs lie.
keep out of -harms way, - troubled waters; keep at a respectful distance, stand aloof; keep -, be- on the safe side.
ANTICIPATE; bespeak &c. (be early) [See Earliness].
LAY BY; husband ones resources [See Store].
WARN, caution [See Warning].