sound as a pound

sound as a pound
Sound as a pound
(UK) if something is as sound as a pound, it is very good or reliable.

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  • pound — pound1 pounder, n. /pownd/, v.t. 1. to strike repeatedly with great force, as with an instrument, the fist, heavy missiles, etc. 2. to produce or effect by striking or thumping, or in a manner resembling this (often fol. by out): to pound out a… …   Universalium

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