I am wondering if a phrase "safe and sound" is used or at least can be used when it isn't referring to person. For example sentences

They will do anything to keep their bonuses safe and sound!

My feelings are safe and sound, don't you worry.

Are they correct? Thank you.

  • As adjectives, 'safe' means 'protected' and 'sound' means 'in good condition'. Both are fine for inanimate as well as animate objects.
    – amI
    Nov 26 '18 at 10:58

You can refer “safe and sound” as non-human objects.

Another example:

My cat is safe and sound

Non-living objects can be referred to as well.


My money is safe and sound in the bank

My keys are safe and sound on my desk

  • I am mainly interested in sentences including "non-living" objects. E.g. My wallet is safe and sound in my pocket. I admit it might not be clear since I mentioned "person"/\.
    – Bendom
    Nov 26 '18 at 10:41
  • @Bendom I see, edited post
    – Xnero
    Nov 26 '18 at 10:53

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