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safe and sound

Safe from danger and free from injury or harm. Hi Mom, I just wanted to let you know that I arrived in Paris safe and sound. I won't be able to relax during this storm until I know that the kids are both safe and sound.
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safe and sound

unharmed and whole or healthy. It was a rough trip, but we got there safe and sound. I'm glad to see you here safe and sound.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

safe and sound

Out of danger and unharmed, as in It was a challenging climb, so I'm relieved they got home safe and sound. [c. 1300]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

ˌsafe and ˈsound

safe; not hurt or harmed: Fortunately, the police found the missing children safe and sound.
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safe and sound

Out of danger and unharmed. This alliterative description dates from at least 1300, when it appeared in a Middle English treatise, Cursor Mundi, by an unknown author, and has been repeated ever since. Shakespeare (A Comedy of Errors) and Byron (Don Juan) are among the many poets undeterred by its sound, which must have been hackneyed by 1600.
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As a special musical treat for all participants of this year's walk, Safe and Sound has invited Rob Idol, UK's number one 'Robbie Williams' tribute artist who has performed well over 1000 shows to an audience of over 2 million people throughout his career.
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Symbolic for the knowledge and hope the campaign is spreading throughout the community, 'Volunteer in Dubai' gathered 100 individuals to light lanterns within the mall, graciously provided by 'Glowskies' -- a heartwarming kick-off to a Calendar of events run by the Safe and Sound campaign to encourage women to be alert and proactive about their breast health.