a safe pair of hands
safe pair of hands
A trustworthy and competent person. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. That struggling company really needs a leader who is a safe pair of hands and can make some positive changes.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
a safe pair of handsmainly BRITISH
If someone is a safe pair of hands, they are good at their job and can be relied on not to make any serious mistakes. He was viewed as a reliable, solid politician — a safe pair of hands. Compare with in safe hands.
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012