(as) sound as a dollar

(as) sound as a dollar

Stable, sturdy, and reliable. A: "I wouldn't stand on that old table if I were you." B: "Nonsense, this thing is solid oak—it's as sound as a dollar!" They're trying to convince me that this investment is as sound as a dollar, but I have my doubts.
See also: dollar, sound
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

*sound as a dollar

 
1. Cliché very secure and dependable. (*Also: as ~.) This investment is as sound as a dollar. I wouldn't put my money in a bank that isn't sound as a dollar.
2. Cliché sturdy and well-constructed. (*Also: as ~.) This house is as sound as a dollar. The garage is still sound as a dollar. Why tear it down?
See also: dollar, sound
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

sound as a dollar

Very safe. There was a time when the American dollar was the cornerstone of the world's economy, a dependable currency to be admired and aspired to by other nations. That was then, but global economic circumstances have changed. 'Nuff said.
See also: dollar, sound
Endangered Phrases by Steven D. Price Copyright © 2011 by Steven D. Price
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