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safe and sound

This page is about the collocation safe and sound

collocation pattern: adjective + adjective

Meaning

not harmed, hurt or damaged in any way

For example

  • It was a long trip, but we got home safe and sound.

  • I ordered the books online, and they soon arrived on my doorstep safe and sound.

Quick Quiz

My sister got home safe and sound, so she's

a. fairly sound

b. perfectly fine

c. reasonably safe

Contributor: Matt Errey