in safe/good hands

in good hands

Being handled or cared with a competent party; in a position to be well cared for. If Mike is your realtor, you're definitely in good hands. He's the best in the business. Don't you worry, your mother is in good hands with our team of nurses.
See also: good, hand

in safe hands

In the care of a responsible or trustworthy person or group. I just got recertified in first aid, so your kids are in safe hands with me. I thought our retirement fund was in safe hands—until our broker fled the country in disgrace!
See also: hand, safe

in good hands

Fig. in the safe, competent care of someone. Don't worry. Your children are in good hands. Sally is an experienced baby-sitter. Your car is in good hands. My mechanics are factory-trained.
See also: good, hand

in good hands

In competent or safe care. For example, I know the children are in good hands when they visit my mother. The term good hand has been used in the sense of "skill" or "ability" since the late 1300s.
See also: good, hand

in safe hands

COMMON If someone or something is in safe hands, they are being looked after by someone who will make sure they are not harmed or damaged. They could get on with their own lives, knowing their girls were in safe hands. It's reassuring to know that the pilot is highly trained and you're in safe hands. Note: Other adjectives are sometimes used instead of safe. Although I knew the children would be in good hands, I still felt anxious. He was also forced to give up his business, which is now in the capable hands of his only son. Compare with a safe pair of hands.
See also: hand, safe

in safe/good ˈhands

being taken care of by a responsible person or organization, and unlikely to be harmed or damaged: When the child is with my mother, I know she’s in good hands.It’s a good hospital. I’m sure he’s in safe hands.
See also: good, hand, safe