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safe and sound

This page is about the idiom safe and sound.

Meaning: If you are safe and sound, nothing has harmed you even though you could have been in danger.

For example:

  • It was a dangerous journey but luckily we all got back safe and sound.

  • The package took a long time to get here, but it arrived safe and sound in the end.

Quick Quiz:

If you got somewhere safe and sound, you got there

a. because it was easy to get there

b. even though you got hurt on the way

c. even though there was some danger on the way

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Contributor: Matt Errey