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safe and sound -Meaning "unharmed, complimentary from injury," this expression was an initial recorded in center English approximately the beginning of the 14th century C.E. It dates to a time when the secondary definition of sound - "whole, not damaged or injured" - was more commonly used. (It is this meaning that offers us the expression of sound body and mind, which is still offered today.) through this older definition in mind, the phrase is actually very straightforward. In ancient or modern-day times, that was constantly a great thing to return to your loved ones with every one of your body parts still attached and also functional.

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Once every long periods that time, the moon is viewed blue; from there comes the phrase when in a blue moon, meaning to say that something happens an extremely rarely, like one time every million year (for example)
nicely done! :) here"s the entry for the phrase: http://moment-g.com/tag/blue%20moon
If sound as "whole, etc" is the an additional definition, just how did it concerned mean "things us hear"? any kind of ideas?
Sound meaning noise comes from the Latin "sono", "sonor" or "sonus" which are also the source words for "sonic" and also "song".
I think this is just me however whenever ns hear the expression "of sound mind", I"m immediately reminded the the wedding step in Beetlejuice where he"s answering for Lydia. And also I completely agree v this idea of enjoy it my love ones much more when they space intact and also functional as opposed to the alternative.


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This expression goes earlier earlier 보다 the 14th century. That is used in the story the the prodigal son in the Bible. Review Luke 15:27.