Belts and Suspenders

Belts and Suspenders

A slang term for an extremely cautious plan or behavior. It is an informal way to describe risk adversity.
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Nasdaq: TBAC) Amends Licensing Agreement with Jones Apparel Group, moved earlier today, we are advised by a representative of the company that the second sentence of the first paragraph has been revised to read, "Under the amended agreement, Tandy Brands Accessories will continue to design and market men's small leather goods, belts and suspenders under various JONES NEW YORK brands, but will no longer design and market women's small leather goods under any JONES NEW YORK brands.
a manufacturer and marketer of leather and fabric belts and suspenders for men and belts for women and children.