Alive and kicking



Also, alive and well. Alive and alert; living and healthy. For example, John’s completely recovered; he’s alive and kicking, or You’re quite mistaken; our lawyer is alive and well. The first expression, sometimes shortened to live and kicking, originally was used by fishmongers hawking their wares to convince customers of their freshness and has been considered a cliché since about 1850. The variant originated in the 1960s as a denial of someone’s reported death.

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    having life; ; existing; not dead or lifeless. (used for emphasis): the proudest man alive. in a state of action; in force or operation; active: to keep hope alive. full of energy and spirit; lively: Grandmother’s more alive than most of her contemporaries. having the quality of life; vivid; vibrant: The room was alive with […]

  • Alive with

    having life; ; existing; not dead or lifeless. (used for emphasis): the proudest man alive. in a state of action; in force or operation; active: to keep hope alive. full of energy and spirit; lively: Grandmother’s more alive than most of her contemporaries. having the quality of life; vivid; vibrant: The room was alive with […]



  • Aliveness

    having life; ; existing; not dead or lifeless. (used for emphasis): the proudest man alive. in a state of action; in force or operation; active: to keep hope alive. full of energy and spirit; lively: Grandmother’s more alive than most of her contemporaries. having the quality of life; vivid; vibrant: The room was alive with […]

  • Alive

    having life; ; existing; not dead or lifeless. (used for emphasis): the proudest man alive. in a state of action; in force or operation; active: to keep hope alive. full of energy and spirit; lively: Grandmother’s more alive than most of her contemporaries. having the quality of life; vivid; vibrant: The room was alive with […]



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