alive and kicking

Definition of alive and kicking

: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

alive play
  1. : having life : not dead or inanimate

  2. : still in existence, force, or operation : active

  3. : still active in competition with a chance of victory


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