in one piece

idiom

: without being hurt or damaged
It was a difficult trip, but we all made it home in one piece.
All our furniture arrived in one piece.

Examples of in one piece in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bend elbows and slowly lower body toward the floor in one piece. Women's Health Editors, Women's Health, 14 June 2023 Along with learning about the changes to the upcoming report card, the board received an offer from a neighbor to move the wall in front of Lincoln Center three blocks south to preserve it in one piece, and approved a $1.67 million tutoring program. Steve Sadin, Chicago Tribune, 28 Sep. 2022 Rosie Whittingon-Evans was just hoping to get through NordicX in one piece. Chris Bieri, Anchorage Daily News, 3 Apr. 2022 In traditional highlights, the colorist would apply dye from root to tip before folding the entire section in one piece of foil. Lottie Winter, Glamour, 12 Aug. 2021 The Ingenuity helicopter, which rode to Mars on the belly of Perseverance, also arrived in one piece. Mike Wehner, BGR, 10 June 2021 Available in 37 vibrant colors, the Easy-Going Stretch Loveseat Slipcover goes on in one piece and features non-slip foam anchors to keep it secure. Casey Clark, Better Homes & Gardens, 4 Nov. 2022 To keep everything in one piece, despite the strain of being tossed in circles at a more-than-dizzying pace, the tether is built from materials with strong structural integrity, like Kevlar and carbon fiber. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 10 Nov. 2021 The brand’s coveted slip dress compendium is also testament to its designer’s ability to merge modesty, sophistication and edginess in one piece. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, 22 Oct. 2021

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“In one piece.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20one%20piece. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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