Sound As A Pound?

Sound As A Pound

What are the origins of this saying. Does anybody know how it came about?

Thank you

5 Answers

  • dmb
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
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    For centuries the British pound sterling was the strongest currency in the world. An investment in pounds was "sound"--that is, safe and secure.

  • moyle
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Sound As A Pound

  • 6 years ago

    the term sound as a pound was invented by a friend of mine at school in 1971 in Allerton South Liverpool England, when we were 11 years old. There are theories that the phrase is to do with currency, and how strong the pound was. In reality my friend began saying this phrase to mean everything was fine and used the words because sound and pound rhymed and nothing more, Now it seems to have traveled the world so that everyone appears to know this phrase.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

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    It will reach that figure very soon. It will mean tough measures and some reality for those that bought into Brown's utopia.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago


    It says it may have been welsh slang, maybe you'll understand their explanation.

    Hope that helps!

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