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alive and kicking

 and alive and well
Fig. well and healthy. Jane: How is Bill since his illness last month? Mary: Oh; he's alive and kicking. The last time I saw Tom, he was alive and well.
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alive and kicking

Also, alive and well. Alive and alert; living and healthy. For example, John's completely recovered; he's alive and kicking, or You're quite mistaken; our lawyer is alive and well. The first expression, sometimes shortened to live and kicking, originally was used by fishmongers hawking their wares to convince customers of their freshness and has been considered a cliché since about 1850. The variant originated in the 1960s as a denial of someone's reported death.
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Alive and Kicking Goals, in partnership with the Black Dog Institute, are trialling a mobile phone app to offer psychological support for Aboriginal youth.
He said: "I wasn't feeling well and said I would do one more song which was Alive and Kicking.
Alive and Kicking was devised with input from youngsters themselves, through youth clubs hosted by the A690 youth initiative in Sunderland, pupils at St Joseph's RC Comprehensive School, Hebburn, and a drama group at The Cave youth centre in South Shields.
Alive and Kicking is now being made widely available to students in schools and colleges and in training organisations, and through youth centres and Connexions offices.
Alyson Learmonth, director of public health for Gateshead, said the aim of Alive and Kicking was to provide useful information in the most accessible way on the topics which affect young people's lives and, particularly, their health.
In producing Alive and Kicking, we have given young people what they told us they wanted, taking on board their suggestions for the design and content.
Alive and Kicking balls are made in Africa for donation to underprivileged children, and are usually distributed in refugee camps, orphanages and schools across Africa to kids who have nothing to play with.
The Alive and Kicking ball will be shepherded by the Spirit of Football team through Europe and Africa, where it will meet people along the way and be used in exhibition games.
He hopes his ball skills will earn him another world record, and will set the tone for the rest of the Alive and Kicking ball's World Cup journey.
To enter, simply answer this question: Which of the following is a Simple Minds song: a) Alive and Kicking b) Alive and Fighting c) Alive and Punching By Telephone: Call 0901 229 2371 and follow the instructions By Text: Text BM1 followed by a space and your answer, your name, address and postcode to 84080.
In reply to the Chatroom comment from Big Dave Osborne about the whereabouts of Taffy Thomas (October 16), Taffy is still alive and kicking and lives in the Newmarket area.
HUNDREDS of balloons will be released this week as part of Coventry Retail Market's Alive and Kicking campaign.
The Alive and Kicking campaign is aimed at promoting the market during its refurbishment.
weather dealt California grape growers a licking, the Napa Valley wine industry is alive and kicking as the 1995 vintage draws to a close.