safe and sound
- Having come to no harm, especially after being exposed to danger.
- c. 1594, William Shakespeare, “The Comedie of Errors”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act IV, scene iv], page 96:
- Come to the Centaur, fetch our ſtuffe from thence: / I long that we were ſafe and ſound aboord.
having come to no harm
- "safe and sound" in the Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
- Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989. See "safe."