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.

Examples of alive and kicking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While other clubs have folded, Rizzo has succeeded in keeping the room alive and kicking. Lisa Ellex, SPIN, 3 June 2024 For VdR’s new head of Industry Alice Burgin, the outstanding quality of the many projects this year are proof of a non-fiction landscape that is alive and kicking, and VdR-Industry’s crucial role within it. Lise Pedersen, Variety, 17 Apr. 2024 Two years in a row, the Cinderella story is alive and kicking! The Enquirer, 21 Mar. 2024 The fifth installment in the Evil Dead franchise is alive and kicking at this weekend's box office, making a solid debut with $23.5 million to claim second place, according to Comscore. Lester Fabian Brathwaite,, 23 Apr. 2023 And yet, the Rams’ playoff hopes are still alive and kicking. Los Angeles Times, 6 Jan. 2024 Despite the lake’s thickly frozen surface, the water beneath is alive and kicking. Anil Ananthaswamy, Discover Magazine, 29 June 2010 While many of us have embraced a paperless existence, the printer industry is still alive and kicking, making devices with better quality, smaller footprints, and less annoying ink cartridges. K. Thor Jensen, PCMAG, 11 July 2023 But the erstwhile chain’s brand is alive and kicking in a new nostalgia play from collectibles maker Funko. Todd Spangler, Variety, 13 June 2023

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“Alive and kicking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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