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
: having life : not dead or inanimate
: still in existence, force, or operation : active
: still active in competition with a chance of victory
: to strike out with the foot or feet
: to make a kick in football
: to show opposition : resist, rebel
: 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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