Out of danger and unharmed, as in It was a challenging climb, so I’m relieved they got home safe and sound. [ c. 1300 ]
noun 1. an area near a combat zone that is maintained as being free from military attack.
- Safe as houses
Totally secure, as in If you buy Treasury bonds, your money will be safe as houses but you won’t get a large return. In today’s security-conscious climate, where alarm systems to deter housebreaks have become increasingly common, this simile may seem puzzling. Presumably it uses house in the sense of “a shelter from the elements.” […]
- Safe bet
noun something in which confidence may be placed about a future outcome
noun 1. a person who uses explosives to open safes and rob them