safe and sound

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Conjunction of safe (unhurt) and sound (whole, unhurt). Compare with Old French sauf et sain.

AdjectiveEdit

safe and sound (not comparable)

  1. Having come to no harm, especially after being exposed to danger.
    • 1594, William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors, act 4, scene 4,
      Fetch our stuff from thence:
      I long that we were safe and sound aboard.

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ReferencesEdit

  • "safe and sound" in the Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989. See "safe."