Definition of there's safety in numbers in US English:

there's safety in numbers

phrase

proverb
  • Being in a group of people makes you feel more confident or secure about taking action.

    • ‘Remember, there's safety in numbers - keep sight of the man beside you.’
    • ‘Gee, if the Iraqis have figured out there's safety in numbers, security may turn out to be a problem…’
    • ‘As ritual has it, dozens of fearless souls - knowing that there's safety in numbers - overcome their jittery apprehensions and descend to the place where Gallagher was murdered.’
    • ‘In your situation, I'd say there's safety in numbers.’
    • ‘They say there's safety in numbers, so they all kinda clump together.’
    • ‘But there's safety in numbers, so thank goodness for lamb roasts, for friends that become family and entire families that become friends, for paper plates sturdy enough to stand up to a table's worth of sweets.’
    • ‘As touring acts have demonstrated of late, there's safety in numbers.’
    • ‘As one fund manager said: ‘You've got to remember there's safety in numbers.’’
    • ‘While there's safety in numbers, tech managers don't get paid big bucks to think like the herd.’
    • ‘They say there's safety in numbers, but that could be a major disaster.’