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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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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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