in one piece


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in one piece

not injured or damaged I'm glad the kids arrived home in one piece from school.
Etymology: based on the idea of an object that is not broken
See also: one, piece
References in classic literature ?
I am sure, where you ever learnt to act as you do,' said good- natured Mrs Borum, turning again to Miss Snevellicci, 'I cannot understand (Emma, don't stare so); laughing in one piece, and crying in the next, and so natural in all--oh, dear