in one piece


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in one piece

unharmed or undamaged, especially after a dangerous journey or experience.
See also: one, piece

(all) in one ˈpiece

(informal) not hurt or harmed, especially after being in danger or in an accident: ‘Are you all right, Richard?’ ‘Yes, thanks. I’m still in one piece, I think. I’ve torn my jacket, that’s all.’
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