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.” [Late 1800s]
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And it must make sure that the platform of debate where we can freely exchange ideas is safe and sound.Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive|Ayaan Hirsi Ali|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Then came Bess Myerson, a daughter of Russian-Jewish immigrants who was raised in the Sholem Aleichem Houses in the Bronx.Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America?|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They called for peace, reconciliation, and the safe return of Father Gregorio.
Their leader, Njie, still going by “Dave” during the operation, would stay a safe distance away until the State House was secure.The Shadowy U.S. Veteran Who Tried to Overthrow a Country|Jacob Siegel|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“We wish each and every one of you a happy and safe new year,” Giorgio said at the very end.
It contains above eighty thousand houses, and about six hundred thousand inhabitants.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
A desultory conversation on politics, in which neither took the slightest interest, was a safe neutral ground.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
The governor of the fortress was provided with a safe residence in Egypt, and an annual pension of 75,000 piasters.
The new creed, called the King's Book, approved by the houses of convocation, and made the standard of English orthodoxy.
We make fast the doors of our lighted houses against the indigent and the hungry.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock