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alive and kicking

Definition of alive and kicking

  1. :  healthy and active <She ran a marathon late in life, just to prove she was still alive and kicking.> —often used figuratively <After years of slow earnings, the industry is now alive and kicking.>



Word by Word Definitions

aliveplay
  1. :  having life :  not dead or inanimate

    :  still in existence, force, or operation :  active

    :  still active in competition with a chance of victory

kickplay kicking
  1. :  to strike out with the foot or feet

    :  to make a kick in football

    :  to show opposition :  resist, rebel

  1. :  a blow or sudden forceful thrust with the foot

    :  a sudden propelling of a ball with the foot

    :  the power to kick


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