(as) sound as a pound

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(as) sound as a pound

In particularly good health or physical condition. Primarily heard in UK. A quick sanding and a fresh coat of paint will make this old chair as sound as a pound. A: "I wouldn't stand on that old table if I were you." B: "Nonsense, this thing is solid oak—it's as sound as a pound!"
See also: pound, sound
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