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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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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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ˌsafe and ˈsound

safe; not hurt or harmed: Fortunately, the police found the missing children safe and sound.
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References in classic literature ?
He pinched himself sharply, but, finding he was awake, sat up in bed, while the other slumbered as peacefully as though he were safe and sound at home in Emmet Priory.
Whatever the explanation might be, it was certain that Dorothy had been absent from her Kansas home for several long periods, always disappearing unexpectedly, yet always coming back safe and sound, with amazing tales of where she had been and the unusual people she had met.
The expression upon his face, combined with the relief I felt at seeing him again safe and sound, was too much for my overwrought nerves.
Are you convinced, then, that your country today is at the height of her prosperity, safe and sound, bound to go on triumphant, prosperous, without the constant care of her men?
You're back from it safe and sound and hearty, for all your good wetting, and--and--" His voice broke and he could not speak for a moment.
Here's my brooch safe and sound that I thought was at the bottom of Barry's pond.
She was awful scared the locket was spoiled but she sawed open the loaf and it was there safe and sound.