One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to indicate that one can do something without risk or worry on account of a specified fact.‘they used to recruit hundreds a year, safe in the knowledge that many would leave’
- ‘The store keeps a record of your measurements so if you like your togs you can order from the comfort of your living room, safe in the knowledge that there will be no problem size-wise.’
- ‘They were prepared to sign up to a framework agreement safe in the knowledge that there will be plenty of chances over the coming weeks, months and probably years to carry on haggling.’
- ‘I leave Black Rock Desert safe in the knowledge that there is still a place where, for one week at least, you can escape mundanity and soar into the world of your own imagination.’
- ‘The Clinton administration may have signed the treaty, but it did so safe in the knowledge that it wouldn't have a prayer in the Senate.’
- ‘With boosted confidence and safe in the knowledge that people do in fact want to see traditional shows with farm animals, the organisers can now plan ahead for next year.’
- ‘They continue to bombard us with electrical appliances, safe in the knowledge that, when we see them on the shelves, we'll realise that we just cannot do without.’
- ‘People need to feel safe in the knowledge that our justice system works well and is fair to all who come into contact with it.’
- ‘Fortunately, I avoided ridicule at the office, having left with a feeling of slight nausea but safe in the knowledge that I am actually much braver than I thought.’
- ‘Then the general public can feel safe in the knowledge that if they consult a physiotherapist in the yellow pages they are getting a fully qualified professional.’
- ‘He didn't want anything extra in return, just to feel safe in the knowledge that if something did happen to him while playing he would be looked after.’
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