One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Protected by or in the care of someone trustworthy.‘the future of the cathedral is in safe hands’
protected from danger, protected from harm, free from danger, sheltered, shielded, guarded, unharmed, undamaged, safe and sound, safe, out of harm's way, in a safe place, in safe hands, invulnerable, immune, impregnable, unassailableView synonyms
- ‘The society retains possession of the library but can now be reassured that it is in safe hands and can be so much more widely used.’
- ‘They work for companies which have reassuring sounding names and they think they're in safe hands and they may find out later that they've been stung by some of the worst buildings in Australia.’
- ‘I liked the way she held her scissors, the way she made customers feel special, confident that they were in safe hands.’
- ‘The weekly club was a haven for carers who could either leave the person they cared for in safe hands for a few hours or stay and chat with others in the same situation.’
- ‘She insists that the care of the estates is in safe hands.’
- ‘If you are being cared for by Macmillan, you know you are in safe hands.’
- ‘We are strictly governed by rules of professional conduct, which means the public are protected and can feel confident that they are in safe hands.’
- ‘Of course Ellen's name was there and Amanda felt comfortable that Ellen was in safe hands now and that she and her baby would be just fine.’
- ‘On seeing the efforts of the Ballon children the Minister said that he was confident that our environment was in safe hands.’
- ‘The more I visit schools, the more confident I am that the future of our town is in safe hands.’
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