alive and kicking

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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 figurativelyAfter years of slow earnings, the industry is now alive and kicking.

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“Alive and kicking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alive%20and%20kicking. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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